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Oglethorpe makes no distinction in its admissions poli- 
cies or procedures on grounds of age, sex, religion, race, 
color, national origin, or physical handicap. 


We welcome visitors to the campus throughout the 
year. Those without appointments will find an adminis- 
trative office open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on week- 
days. In addition, appointments are available on Satur- 

To be sure of seeing a particular officer, visitors are 
urged to make an appointment in advance. All of the 
offices of the University can be reached by calling Atlanta 
(Area Code 404), 261-1 441 , or (404) 233-6864 (Admis- 
sions Office). 


Oglethorpe is a fully accredited, four-year university of 
arts and sciences under the standards of the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also fully ap- 
proved for teacher education by the Georgia State De- 
partment of Education. Oglethorpe is a member of the 
Association of American Colleges, the American Council 
on Education, and the American Association of Colleges 
for Teacher Education. 






Oglethorpe University 



Oglethorpe University 

Atlanta, Georgia 30319 


Table of Contents 

University Calendar 5 

Purpose 6 

Education in the English Tradition 8 

History 10 

Buildings and Grounds 13 

Admission 16 

Application for Admission 16 

Credit by Examination 16 

Transfer Students 17 

Special and Transient Students 17 

Non-traditional Students 18 

International Students 18 

Application Procedure 19 

Financial Assistance 20 

Academic Eligibility 21 

Procedure 22 

Special Awards 23 

Finances 27 

Fees and Costs 27 

Refunds 29 

Student Life 31 

Academic Regulations 38 

General Information 41 

The Curriculum 42 

Division I Humanities 48 

Division II Social Studies 57 

Division III Science 62 

Division IV Education 71 

Division V Business and Economics 81 

Division VI Graduate Studies 88 

The Administration 98 

Board of Trustees 1 00 

Board of Visitors 1 02 

The Faculty 104 


University Calendar 

August 14 
September 1 
September 2 
September 3 
September 4 
September 12 
November 27-28 
December 15-20 

Fall Term, 1980 

Fee Payment Deadline, Fall Term 

Residence Halls Open, 8:00 A.M. 

Orientation and Testing 


Classes Begin 

Last Day to Add a Class 

Thanksgiving Holidays 

Final Examinations, Fall Term 

Spring Term, 1981 

January 2 Fee Payment Deadline, Spring Term 

January 18 Residence Halls Open, 8:00 A.M. 

January 19 Registration 

January 20 Classes Begin 

January 28 Last Day to Add a Class 

February 6 Last Day for May Graduates to File for Degree 

February 1 2 Oglethorpe Day Convocation 

March 13 Spring Vacation Begins, 4:00 P.M. 

March 30 Classes Resume, 8:00 A.M. 

May 11-16 Final Examinations 

May 17 Commencement 

June 8 
June 9 
July 4 
July 10 

First Summer Session, 1981 

Classes Begin 
Independence Day 
Term Ends 

July 13 

July 14 
August 14 

Second Summer Session, 1 981 


Classes Begin 

Term Ends, Commencement 



Over a quarter of a century ago, 
Philip Weltner, then president of 
Oglethorpe University, wrote an in- 
troduction to the catalog in which he 
expressed his ideas about the aims 
and purposes of an educated man, 
and the aims and purpose of the col- 

"The Oglethorpe idea is to forge 
the strongest possible link between 
the 'academic' and 'practical,' be- 
tween 'human understanding' and 
'know-how,' between 'culture' and 
'proficiency,' between past and 
present. We are persuaded that there 
is ultimately no contradiction be- 
tween the concepts represented in 
each of these usually divorced pairs. 

"There can be no basic disagree- 
ment among educators and laymen 
about the common elements of the 
student's real needs and interests. He 
is to learn as much as possible about 
the principles, forces, and laws in- 
fluencing or governing Nature, in- 
cluding human nature and human 
associations; to learn to take account 
of these not only for their own sake 
but for growth, guidance and direc- 
tion for himself and others; to express 
his deepest individuality in the work 
or calling most appropriate to his tal- 
ents; and to discover his proper 
place, role, and function in the com- 
plex relationships of modern living. 

"Living should not be an escape 
from work. Education should there- 
fore encompass the twin aims of 
makinga lifeand makinga living. But 
inescapably his is part and parcel of 
society. He fulfills himself by the 
measure in which he contributes to 
the happiness and progress of his fel- 
lows. Education, as an institution of 
society, has a social obligation. It 
cannot neglect either the individual 

orthe community without damageto 
both. The social order at its best is 
bestforthe individual; the individual 
at his best is best for society. The 
business of education is to strive for 
this optimum. 

"What difference should an edu- 
cation make? There are people, defi- 
cient in formal schooling, who are 
happy and useful. They understand 
and get along well with their neigh- 
bors. They are an influence for good 
in their community and earn a living 
by honest effort. Any truly educated 
man displays the same traits. The dif- 
ference is in degree rather than kind. 

"Whereas it is usual for people to 
understand their fellows, how much 
wider should be the sympathies of 
the educated man! His contacts go 
beyond the living and embrace the 
seers of all the ages, who as his com- 
panions should inform his mind and 
enlarge his vision. 

"Never before have people been 
so alive to the necessity of mastering 
rather than being mastered by the ec- 
onomic and scientific forces at work 
in our world. Creative brains and in- 
dividual initiative, tempered by a 
strong sense of social responsibility, 
are the only sources of payrolls com- 
patible with a free society, an impro- 
ving livingstandard, and a betterway 
of life. Where else can we look for 
this creative urge other than to ade- 
quate education of qualified talent! 

"We make no claim that formal 
education inevitably bestows these 
benefits. We insist that it can. If that 
be true, how may the mark be 
reached? We shall always have to 
remind ourselves as teachers that 
education is a difficult art. The pitfalls 
we would shun are hard to escape. 
Of all people, the teacher must re- 


main the most teachable. The quest 
for wisdom is never ending. We, too, 
must continually grow in order to 
stimulate growth in those who come 
to us to learn. We shall also have to 
remind ourselves that subjects are 
merely the means; the objects of in- 
struction are the persons taught. We 
must be forever mindful that educa- 
tion, in order to be true to itself, must 
be a progressive experience for the 
learner, in which interest gives rise to 
inquiry, inquiry is pursued to mas- 
tery, and mastery at one point occa- 
sions new interests in others. The cy- 
cle is never closed, but is a sprial 
which always returns upon itself at 
some higher level of insight. Growth 
in everything which is human must 
remain the dominant objective for 
the individual and for society. 

"We therefore stand for a program 
of studies which makes sense from 
first to last, which hangs together, 
and which promotes this desired re- 
sult. Not only in professional training 
but also in the education of the hu- 
man personality, the materials of in- 
struction must have a beginning, 
point in a definite direction, and pre- 
pare for al I that ensues. We necessar- 
ily make provision forand give scope 
to diversified talents in preparation 
for varied careers. But this much we 
all have in common: each man has to 
live with himself and all have to live 
with their fellows. Living in commu- 
nity, with human understanding, in- 
volves arts in which we are all 
equally concerned. 

"Throughout the essay there is the 
pervasive theme that the educated 
person takes his education out with 
him, and involves his knowledge and 
understanding in his contacts with 
others, in his private life, in his social 
life, and in his career. A good educa- 
tion is one that pervades a life in all its 
facets, and is not just, like fancy 
china, 'good for Sundays only.' " 

The post-World War II world has 
speeded up and changed some of its 
values, but the Oglethorpe idea has 
not changed. We still feel that the 
aim of a good education is, as Dr. 
Weltner put it, to enable our students 
to live "in community, with human 
understanding." Our own commu- 
nity is a small one, but small for more 
than just the pleasures that can ensue 
when everybody knows everybody 
else. Our smallness enables us to 
work together as a unit, to achieve a 
unity of goals, and to grow together 
in our pursuit of them. At Oglethorpe 
one's major or one's career goal is of 
less importance than one's member- 
ship in an academic community de- 
dicated to the intelligent pursuit of 
the means to a better world. Our ba- 
sic core of required courses does 
more than give the student a general 
overview of the world in which he 
lives; it gives him a common back- 
ground with his fellows, both in the 
student body and the faculty, out of 
which, like a fertile soil, the 
Oglethorpe community, ever chang- 
ing, ever improving, can grow and 


Education in the 
English tradition 

American higher education, as we 
know it today, has been influenced 
primarily by three ideas of what a 
college or university ought to be. The 
first is the model of the English col- 
lege, particularly in the form devel- 
oped at Oxford and Cambridge in the 
1 8th and 1 9th centuries. Most of the 
older institutions in the United States 
were patterned on the English col- 
leges of that period. Many thoughtful 
observers have concluded that this is 
the finest type of collegiate education 
produced by Western civilization. 

The second idea is that of the Ger- 
man university, especially of the 19th 
century. This model, which has had 
enormous influence on American 
universities, stresses professional 
education (as in medicine and law), 
graduate study leading to the Ph.D. 
degree, and specialized research. 
The German university idea was im- 
ported into the United States by Johns 
Hopkins and other institutions in the 
last century and has left its mark on 
every college and university in this 

The third idea or model is that of 
the land-grant college, a uniquely 
American institution created by the 
Morrill Act, passed by Congress in 
1862. This model emphasizes large- 
scale technical education and ser- 
vice to agriculture and industry. It has 
contributed especially to education 
in such fields as engineering and 
agriculture and has been the basison 
which many of the state universities 
have been built. 

Oglethorpe University stands 
firmly in the tradition of the English 
college. Established in 1835 and 

named after General James Edward 
Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, 
the University was patterned on Cor- 
pus Christi College, Oxford, General 
Oglethorpe's alma mater. It would be 
overstating the matter to say that 
Oglethorpe University has been un- 
touched by the other two concep- 
tions of higher education, but it has 
certainly been shaped principally by 
the English tradition of collegiate 

What are the distinctive features of 
that tradition? Hundreds of books 
have been written on the subject, 
perhaps the most influential of which 
is John Henry Newman's The Idea of 
a University, one of the great educa- 
tional classics. I shall mention only 
five characteristics that have made 
this kind of college widely admired: 

1 . The colleges in the English tra- 
dition emphasize broad education 
for intelligent leadership. They be- 
lieve that this is a more useful under- 
graduate education for the able 
young person than technical training 
for a specific job. 

2. Colleges such as Oglethorpe 
stress the basic academic competen- 
cies — reading, writing, speaking, 
and reasoning — and the fundamen- 
tal fields of knowledge — the arts and 
sciences. Many high schools and col- 
leges neglect these disciplines today, 
but they continue to be the essential 
tools of the educated person. 

3. Close relationships between 
teacher and student are indispens- 
able to this type of education. A 
teacher is much more than a con- 
veyor of information (the invention of 
the printing press made that notion of 


education obsolete). Rather, the most 
important function of the teacher is to 
stimulate intellectual activity in the 
student and to promote his develop- 
ment as a mature person. Factory- 
like instruction, conducted in huge 
classes, is the very antithesis of the 
English tradition. 

4. A collegiate education is far 
more than simply "taking" courses. It 
is a process of development in which 
campus leadership opportunities, 
residential life, athletics, formal and 
informal social functions, aesthetic 
experiences, and contact with stu- 
dents from other cultures, in addition 
to classroom exercises, all have their 
proper place. Versatility and ability 
to lead are important goals of under- 
graduate education. 

5. No claim is made that this isthe 
appropriate education for everyone. 
Many young people are better fitted 
for technical or vocational schools. 
Others have little aptitude for leader- 
ship and no interest in ideas or theo- 
retical questions. At Oglethorpe our 
experience has been that, in general, 
an applicant should rank in the top 
third of college-bound students if he 
is to succeed in a strong college of 
arts and sciences. 

As we approach our 143rd year, 
we are proud of our English heritage 
and are convinced that this is the 
kind of education most needed in the 
world today. 

(This statement was prepared by 
Manning M. Pattillo, Jr., President, 
for the 1977 Annual Report) 



One of the South's oldest and 
finest educational intitutions, 
Oglethorpe University, was char- 
tered on December 21, 1835, as a 
result of the efforts of a group of 
Georgia Presbyterians seeking to es- 
tablish a college for training young 
men for the ministry. The founders 
named the new college after General 
James Edward Oglethorpe, the distin- 
guished leader of Georgia in its ear- 
liest days. 

The University began actual oper- 
ation on January 1 , 1 838, at Midway, 
a small village near Milledgeville, 
then the state capitol, with one hun- 
dred and twenty-five students and a 
faculty of six. 

For nearly three decades after its 
founding, Oglethorpe University 
grew steadily in stature and influ- 
ence. Itspresidentduring most of that 
time, Samuel K. Talmage, provided 
gifted leadership and gathered about 
him a faculty of unusual ability, at 
least two of whom would achieve 
real distinction: James Woodrow, an 
uncle of Woodrow Wilson and the 
first teacher in Georgia to hold the 
Ph.D. degree, and Joseph LeConte, 
destined to acquire world fame for 
his work in the field of geology. 

Oglethorpe produced a steady 
stream of graduates during the early 
years the most famous being the poet 
Sidney Lanier. A member of the class 
of 1860, Lanier is reported to have 
remarked that the greatest intellec- 
tual impulse of his life came to him 
during his college days at 

By the close of the 1 850's, the in- 
stitution had reached a new plateau 
of financial solidarity and academic 
soundness, but its life and service 
were suddenly cut short in the 1860's 

as Oglethorpe became a casualty of 
war. Her students marched away to 
become Confederate soldiers; her 
endowment at length was lost in 
Confederate bonds; her buildings 
were converted to barracks and a 
hospital. Toward the end of the war 
General William T. Sherman's army, 
during its destructive march to the 
sea, visited the University but left the 
property intact. 

In 1866 an effort was made to re- 
vive Oglethorpe, first at Midway and 
then by relocation in Atlanta. How- 
ever, the ravages of war, together 
with the disruptions of Reconstruc- 
tion, presented obstacles too great to 
overcome, and in 1872 Oglethorpe 
closed its doors again. 

The next chapter of Oglethorpe's 
history begins with the vision of Dr. 
Thornwell Jacobs, who arrived in At- 
lanta in 1909 to serve as executive 
secretary in a campaign to raise funds 
for Agnes Scott College. By 1912, his 
thinking had crystalized into a deter- 
mination to re-establish Oglethorpe. 
Dr. Jacobs enlisted the support of 
Presbyterian churches throughout 
the South and East and from various 
individuals and groups in Atlanta. 
His vision materialized in 1915 with 
the laying of the cornerstone of the 
first building (later named Phoebe 
Hearst Hall) on the present campus. 
Oglethorpe alumni from the classes 
of 1860 and 1861 were present for 
the historic ceremony, thus symboli- 
cally linking the old Oglethorpe with 
the new. 

Dr. Jacobs subsequently was 
named President, serving in that ca- 
pacity until 1944. During that time 
the University grew in size and repu- 
tation. Throughout the 1 920's the in- 
stitution received substantial contri- 


butions from individuals such as J. T. 
Lupton, Mrs. Robert J. Lowry, and 
William Randolph Hearst, Sr. With 
these and other contributions several 
buildings were constructed, includ- 
ing Lupton Hall, site of the present 
administration building; Lowry Hall, 
the University's library; and Hearst 
Hall, which now serves as a class- 
room facilty. 

Oglethorpe, under the leadership 
of Dr. Jacobs, was soon to be recog- 
nized as one of the South's most in- 
novative educational institutions. In 
1 931 , WJTL, one of the first campus 
radio stations in the United States, 
was established at Oglethorpe. A few 
years later, Dr. Jacobs began his work 
on "The Crypt of Civilization," loca- 
ted in a vault in Phoebe Hearst Hall. 
This is a collection of 800 books and 
other objects representative of 20th 
Century America, which is to remain 
sealed until the year 8113, when it 
will be opened for the benefit of his- 
torians. The project was reported na- 
tionally and internationally and was 
supported from its inception by the 
Scientific American. General David 
Sarnoff, founder and Chairman of the 
Board of the Radio Corporation of 
America (R.C.A.) spoke at the cere- 
mony at which the Crypt was closed 
in 1940. 

Several other interesting projects 
began during the Jacobs administra- 
tion, including an unsuccessful at- 
tempt to relocate the remains of Gen- 
eral James Oglethorpe from England 
to the Oglethorpe campus. In the late 
1930's, the "Exceptional Education 
Experiment" was instituted with the 
aim of adding depth and meaning to 
the educational process for a group 
of carefully selected students. 

A new chapter opened in the his- 
tory of Oglethorpe in 1 944 when Dr. 
Philip Weltner assumed the presi- 
dency and, with a group of faculty 
associates, including Dr. Gerhart 

Niemeyer, Dr. George Seward, and 
Professor Wendell Brown, initiated a 
new and exciting approach to under- 
graduate education called the 
"Oglethorpe Idea." This concept 
was based on the conviction that 
education should encompass the 
twin aims of making a life and mak- 
ing a living, and toward these ends a 
program of studies should be devel- 
oped. The essential curricular princi- 
ples adopted at that time have con- 
tinued to provide the framework of 
an Oglethorpe education for the past 
thirty years. 

The University continued to make 
steady progress during the presiden- 
cies of J. Whitney Bunting, Donald 
Wilson, Donald C. Agnew, and Paul 
R. Beall. Throughout this period 
strong teachers were appointed, the 
academic program was further de- 
veloped, and there was a gradual ex- 
pansion of the size of the student 
body. Special mention should also 
be made of George Seward, who 
contributed importantly to the edu- 
cational development of the Univer- 
sity, as a long-time dean and an act- 
ing president. 

The presidency changed hands 
once again in 1967 when Dr. Paul 
Kenneth Vonk assumed office. Keep- 
ing pace with the growing demands 
of increased enrollment, Dr. Vonk 
initiated a program of physical ex- 
pansion unparalleled in the 
University's long history. During his 
administration the following build- 
ings were completed: five men's dor- 
mitories — Jacobs, Weltner, Alumni, 
Oglethorpe, and Trustees; a beautiful 
university center; a women's dormi- 
tory, Traer Hall; and a science cen- 
ter, Goslin Hall. In addition, all of the 
older buildings were extensively re- 
modeled, giving Oglethorpe an at- 
tractive campus and an excellent 
physical plant. 

Manning M. Pattillo, Jr. was in- 


augurated in 1975 as Oglethorpe's 
twelfth president. During his ad- 
ministration special emphasis has 
been placed on liberal education as a 
rigorous intellectual experience and 
as preparation for leadership. The ex- 
pansion of Oglethorpe's program of 
continuing education, the attraction 
of students from abroad, and the ac- 
celeration of financial development 
are other areas that have received 
particular attention. 

Oglethorpe University has had a 
long and exciting history and has 
produced more than its share of dis- 
tinguished graduates in business, 
public affairs, education, medicine, 
religion, law, and other fields. It 
looks forward to an increasingly im- 
portant role as one of the better pri- 
vate colleges in its region. 

The complete history of 
Oglethorpe University cannot be 
told for it is as varied as each of her 
students. The future depends on her 
students today, as it has for genera- 
tions. She will develop as her stu- 
dents develop; she will grow and 
prosper only if they are sufficiently 
prepared to meet the challenge of the 


Buildings and Grounds 


Lowry Hall provides a functional 
and attractive library for the Univer- 
sity. One of its outstanding features is 
the variety of study areas, which are 
comfortably furnished in a pleasant, 
quiet atmosphere. It has a large read- 
ing-reference room on the first floor, 
and also an outdoor reading patio on 
the same level at the north end of the 
building. Individual student confer- 
ence rooms are available, as well as 
individual carrels in the book stack 
areas. The Library of Congress classi- 
fication system is used in an open 
stack arrangement, allowing free ac- 
cess to users on all four floors. Provi- 
sions are made for a variety of micro- 
form materials. 

The collection of over 186,500 
items includes books, periodicals, 
microforms, and audiovisual mate- 
rials. More than 300 periodical sub- 
scriptions provide a diversified range 
of current information. The R. L. 
Dempsey Special Collections room 
includes materials on James Edward 
Oglethorpe and Georgia, Sidney La- 
nier (an Oglethorpe alumnus), and 
other collections of autographed 
books and unique volumes. The li- 
brary has the only known contempo- 
rary oil portrait of General 
Oglethorpe in existence. 

The Sears Collection of Children's 
Literature contains over 2,000 vol- 
umes of children's books, which help 
support the graduate program of ele- 
mentary education. The library also 
subscribes to the ERIC (Educational 
Resources Information Center) mi- 
crofiche publications. The Japanese 
Collection consists of books in the 
English language and other materials 
on Japanese history and culture. 

A browsing area contains a special 
collection of current books which 
have general appeal. It also provides 
access to all new acquisitions before 
they are dispersed into the classified 
subject sections. 

The Oglethorpe Art Gallery, which 
has several exhibits each year that 
are open to the public, is located in 
the library. 

The library is open seven days a 
week during the two regular semes- 
ters of the academic year. On five 
days it is open both day and evening. 


The University Center is the hub of 
campus life. It houses the student 
lounges, television room, recrea- 
tional facilities, snack bar, post of- 
fice, book store, student activity of- 
fices, conference rooms, cafeteria 
and dining room, and offices. 


Lupton Hall, built in 1920 and 
named in honor of John Thomas Lup- 
ton, was one of the three original 
buildings on the present Oglethorpe 
University campus. It was renovated 
in 1973, and contains all administra- 
tive offices and an auditorium with 
seating for three hundred and fifty 
persons. The University Business Of- 
fice is located on the lower level of 
Lupton Hall; the office of the Dean, 
the Registrar, and the Admissions Of- 
fice are on the first floor; the Office of 
the President, Dean of Administra- 
tion, Dean of Students, Office of 
Counseling and Career Develop- 
ment, Office of Development and 
Alumni Office are on the second 


floor. The Office of Financial Aid is 
on the third floor. The ELS Language 
Center, which opened in 1975, oc- 
cupies much of the third floor. The 
language laboratory and the reading 
laboratory are located on the second 

The original cast bell carillon in 
the Lupton tower has been re-fitted 
and re-hung. It now has forty-two 
bells which chime the quarter hours 
and a daily afternoon concert. 

ments. Laboratories for biology, 
chemistry and physics, and modern 
lecture halls, are located in the build- 
ing. Goslin Hall was named in honor 
of Dr. Roy N. Goslin, Professor of 
Physics and senior member of the 
Oglethorpe faculty, for his many 
years of dedicated work for the col- 
lege and for the nation. A new 
physics laboratory, made possible by 
a grant from the Olin Foundation, 
was opened in 1979. 


Phoebe Hearst Hall was built in 
1 91 5 and is in the neo-Gothic archi- 
tecture that dominates the Ogle- 
thorpe campus. The building is 
named in honor of Phoebe Apperson 
Hearst, the mother of William Ran- 
dolph Hearst, Sr. 

It was renovated in the fall of 1972 
for a classroom and faculty office 
building. Most classes with the ex- 
ception of science and mathematics 
are held in this building which is lo- 
cated directly across from Lupton 
Hall. Additional renovation for a stu- 
dent-faculty lounge and an ex- 
panded computer center was com- 
pleted in 1977. 

The dominant feature of the build- 
ing is the beautiful Great Hall, the site 
of many traditional and historic 
events at Oglethorpe. Also located in 
the ground floor of the building is the 
much-publicized Crypt of Civiliza- 
tion. This time capsule was sealed on 
May 28, 1940, with many compo- 
nents of the American culture sealed 
within. It is not to be opened until 
May 28, 8113. 


This science center was completed 
during the fall of 1 971 and houses the 
science and psychology depart- 


Built in 1 969, Traer Hall is a three 
story women's residence which 
houses 1 68 students. Construction of 
the building was made possible 
through the generosity of the late 
Wayne S. Traer, Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity alumnus of the Class of 1928. 
These accommodations provide for 
semi-private rooms. All rooms open 
onto a central plaza courtyard. As all 
buildingson the Oglethorpe campus, 
Traer Hall is completely air-condi- 


Goodman Hall was built in 1956 
and renovated in 1970, when it was 
transformed from a men's into a 
women's residence hall. The build- 
ing contains twenty-seven rooms and 
is used to house some Junior and Se- 
nior women students. Private rooms 
are available. Located adjacent to 
Goodman Hall are three newly resur- 
faced tennis courts. 


Five men's residence halls are situ- 
ated around the upper quadrangle. 
Two of the buildings were named for 
former Oglethorpe presidents, Dr. 


Philip Weltner and Dr. Thornwell Ja- 
cobs. Constructed in 1968, these 
buildings were refurbished in 1977. 
The three story structures house all 
male resident students. A $1.2 mil- 
lion redesign of the complex began 
in 1979. 


The Student Health Center is 
housed on the upper level of Faith 
Hall, together with art studios and 
lecture rooms. The lower level of 
Faith Hall houses the maintenance 
facility. The building was renovated 
in 1 972 to include overnightfacilities 
for students in the health center. 


The Dorough Field House is the 
site of intercollegiate basketball, in- 
tramural and recreational sports, and 
large campus gatherings such as con- 
certs and commencement exercises. 
Built in 1960, this structure under- 
went major renovation in 1979. The 
building is named for the late R. E. 
(Red) Dorough, a former Trustee of 
the University. 


The most recent additions to the 
campus are a six-lane, all-weather, 
reslite track and a new intramural 
field. These improvements provide 
modern facilities for the soccer and 
track teams. The intramural football 
and softball teams use the new facili- 
ties as well. 




Throughout its history, Oglethorpe 
has welcomed students from all sec- 
tions of this country, as well as from 
abroad, as candidates for degrees. It 
is the policy of the Admissions Com- 
mittee to select for admission to the 
University those applicants who 
present the strongest evidence of pur- 
pose, maturity, scholastic ability, and 
potential for the caliber of college 
work expected at Oglethorpe. In 
making its judgments, the Committee 
considers the nature of the students' 
high school programs, their grades, 
the recommendations of their coun- 
selors and teachers, and their scores 
on aptitude tests. In recent years, the 
Admissions Committee has become 
increasingly selective in reviewing 
the credentials of the candidates. Ad- 
mission is offered to approximately 
66 per cent of the applicants. 

The candidates for admission as 
freshmen must present a satisfactory 
high school program. In addition, the 
student must submit satisfactory 
scores on the Scholastic Aptitude 
Test (SAT) of the College Entrance 
Examination Board, or American 
College Testing Program Assessment 

It is to the applicant's advantage to 
take the American College Test or 
Scholastic Aptitude Test as early as 
possible during the senior year in 
high school. Details concerning the 
program can be obtained from high 
school counselors, or by writing the 
American College Testing Program, 
P. O. Box 451, Iowa City, Iowa 
52240, or College Entrance Exami- 
nation Board, Box 592, Princeton, 
N.J. 08540. 

The Oglethorpe application form 

contains a list of the materials which 
must be submitted by the applicant. 
No application will be considered 
and acted upon until the items indi- 
cated have been received. Applica- 
tions will be considered in order of 
completion, and the applicant will 
be notified of the decision of the 
Committee on Admissions as soon as 
action has been taken. 

Though the exact date will vary 
from semester to semester, generally 
the deadline by which admissions 
will be closed will be announced by 
the University. 


There are two testing programs 
through which students may earn 
credit or exemption for required or 
elective courses. These two pro- 
grams are described below. Any stu- 
dent who has questions about these 
examinations should consult the 
Registrar. Up to sixty semester hours 
of credit will be accepted through 
these programs. 


Within this testing program are 
two categories. The General Exami- 
nations cover the areas of English 
Composition, Humanities, Mathe- 
matics, Natural Science, and Social 
Science — History. A maximum of 
thirty semester hours may be earned 
with acceptable scores in the Gen- 
eral Examinations. Minimum accept- 
able scores are 500 for each general 
area and 50 in each sub-total cate- 
gory. The Subject Examinations are 
designed to measure knowledge in 


particular courses. A minimum ac- 
ceptable score of 50 in a subject ex- 
amination is required for credit. 


The University invites and urges 
those students who have taken the 
advanced placement examinations 
of the College Entrance Examination 
Board to submit their scores for possi- 
ble consideration toward college 
credit. The general policy of 
Oglethorpe toward such scores is the 
following: academic credit will be 
given in the appropriate area to stu- 
dents presenting advanced place- 
ment grades of 4 or 5; exemption but 
not credit will be given in the appro- 
priate area from basic courses for stu- 
dents presenting a grade of 3; neither 
credit nor exemption will be given 
for a grade of 2; maximum credit to 
be allowed to any student for ad- 
vanced placement tests will be thirty 
semester hours. 


Applicants for transfer from other 
recognized institutions of higher 
learning are welcome at Oglethorpe, 
provided they are in good standing at 
the institution last attended. They are 
expected to follow regular admis- 
sions procedures and will be notified 
of the decision of the Admissions 
Committee in the regular way. 

Oglethorpe University will accept 
as transfer credit courses comparable 
to university courses which are appli- 
cable to a liberal arts or a science 
degree. A two year residence re- 
quirement is in effect, but may be 
reduced to one year by joint decision 
of the dean and the chairman of the 
division in which the student will 
major. Therefore, two years of trans- 

fer work is the maximum given with- 
out such decision, but up to three 
years of transfer work may be granted 
with such decision. Acceptable work 
must be shown on an official tran- 
script and must be completed with a 
grade of "C" or better. 

Transfer students who have earned 
the Associate of Arts degree at an 
accredited junior college will be 
awarded two years of credit. The re- 
maining two years of academic 
credit will be determined by the 
Dean of the College in consultation 
with the Registrar, the appropriate 
department chairman, and the stu- 
dent. Junior college graduates with 
strong academic records are en- 
couraged to apply for admission. All 
financial aid awards and scholar- 
ships are open to transfer students as 
well as new freshmen. 

Oglethorpe University will accept 
as many as thirty hours of United 
States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) 
credit. Students with at least six 
months active military experience 
may be granted three hours credit for 
that experience. Students who serve 
for two years or more, may receive 
six hours credit. 


In addition to regular students, a 
limited number of special and tran- 
sient students will be accepted. 

Special students are defined by the 
University as those not working to- 
ward an Oglethorpe degree; they are 
limited to a maximum of five semes- 
ter courses, after which they must ap- 
ply to the admissions office for a 
change of status to that of regular 
student or withdraw from the Univer- 

Transient students may take a max- 
imum of two semesters of work, pro- 
vided that they secure permission 


from the dean of their original institu- 
tion certifying that the institution will 
accept for transfer credit the aca- 
demic work done by the student at 
Oglethorpe. This permission is the 
responsibility of the transient stu- 


Admission to Oglethorpe is not re- 
stricted to recent high school gradu- 
ates and transfer students. The Uni- 
versity attempts to fulfill its responsi- 
bility to the entire community by of- 
fering admission to non-traditional 
students. Students with a high school 
diploma, or its equivalent, who have 
not been enrolled during the last five 
years are exempt from taking the tra- 
ditional entrance examinations. 
Also, those persons who have never 
completed their undergraduate de- 
grees and wish to resume their study 
after an extended absence are en- 
couraged to apply. 

Admission is offered in the fall, 
spring, and summer terms. Inter- 
views are required to determine the 
special needs of these students. Per- 
sonal counseling is available to avoid 
unnecessary difficulties and to pro- 
mote the development of the stu- 
dents. These students have individ- 
ual plans according to their needs 
and interests. 

Two special programs are offered 
for adults who desire to reenter the 
academic environment. One is a 
Study Skills Workshop which in- 
cludes the following topics: motiva- 
tion for study, concentration and 
memory, time management, reading 
improvement, note-taking, and test- 
taking. The other program is a semi- 
nar that covers topics like financial 
planning, personal readjustment, 
child care, values clarification, goal 
setting, and personal affirmation. 

The University is able to offer ad- 
mission to non-traditional students 
by recognizing their strengths in en- 
thusiasm, motivation, and maturity. 


Admission to Oglethorpe is open 
to qualified students from all nations. 
Students who are able to provide evi- 
dence of suitable academic back- 
ground, adequate financial re- 
sources, and seriousness of purpose 
are eligible to apply. 

Many international students are 
accepted with the condition that 
upon arrival they will be given an 
examination in English. Students 
must gain the recommendation of the 
language center director through 
such examination before enrolling in 
regular courses. Students who do not 
receive a favorable recommendation 
from the Director will be required to 
enroll in the ELS Language Center. 

Students who take the TOEFL and 
present scores of 500 or better are 
exempt from taking language center 
courses. These students are allowed 
to enroll in the regular university cur- 


In September of 1975, English Lan- 
guage Services (ELS) and Oglethorpe 
University opened an on-campus En- 
glish language center. The ELS Lan- 
guage Center offers intensive four- 
week sessions teaching English as a 
second language to college-bound 
international students and profes- 
sionals. Students enroll in one or 
more sessions depending upon 
knowledge of English, aptitude for 
the language, and desire for profi- 
ciency. Residence hall facilities are 
available to ELS students. 

Additional information may be ob- 
tained by writing Director, ELS Lan- 


guage Center, Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity, 4484 Peachtree, Atlanta, Geor- 
gia 30319. 


Qualified students may apply for 
an officer program leading to a com- 
mission as a Second Lieutenant in the 
United States Marine Corps. Com- 
missions are offered in both ground 
and aviation components. The Pla- 
toon Leaders Course (PLC) is offered 
to freshmen, sophomores, and ju- 
niors who attend pre-commissioning 
training during the summer. Finan- 
cial Assistance and Flight Indoctrina- 
tion Programs are available. Quali- 
fied seniors attend twelve weeks of 
training in the Office Candidate 
Course (OCC) after graduation. For 
details, contact the Placement Office 
or the Marine Officer Selection Offi- 


All correspondence concerning 
admission should be addressed to the 
Office of Admissions, Oglethorpe 
University, Atlanta, Georgia. After 
receiving the application form, the 
applicant should complete and re- 
turn it with an application fee of 

Entering freshmen must also sub- 
mit the following: letter of reference 
from a high school counselor or 
teacher; official transcript of high 
school work; and aptitude test 
scores. Transfer students must submit 
the completed application form with 
the $20.00 application fee, plus the 
following: letter of good standing 
from the dean of the college pre- 
viously attended; official transcript of 
each college attended; a high school 
transcript and test scores if less than 
one full year of college work has 
been completed. 

When a student has completed the 
application process, the Director of 
Admissions and the Admissions 
Committee will review the applica- 
tion. Within two weeks, the appli- 
cant will be notified of the 
committee's decision. If accepted, 
the student will be required to submit 
an enrollment deposit to reserve ac- 
commodations for the appropriate 
term. Dormitory students submit a 
deposit of $200.00; commuter 
$100.00. While the deposit is not re- 
fundable, it is applicable toward tui- 
tion and fees as stated on page 28. 

Additional information may be ob- 
tained by contacting the Office of 
Admissions (404) 261-1441 or (404) 


Financial Assistance 


Oglethorpe University provides 
students with an opportunity to ob- 
tain financial assistance for part of 
their educational expenses. The 
Financial Aid Form (FAF) is the com- 
mon form by which students may ap- 
ply for all campus based programs 
(National Direct Student Loans, Sup- 
plemental Educational Opportunity 
Grants, College Work-Study) and at 
the same time, apply for the Basic 
Educational Opportunity Grant. In 
completing the Financial Aid Form, 
the student will receive his Student 
Eligibility Report for the Basic Grant 
Program. When the report is re- 
ceived, it should be forwarded to the 
Director of Financial Aid. Students 
may receive several types of aid to 
make up their "package" of financial 

A financial aid package may in- 
clude assistance from any one or 
more of the following sources: 

Oglethorpe Merit Awards for 
Scholarship (O.M.A.S.) are awarded 
in amounts from $500 to $1500. For 
freshmen, these awards are based on 
the applicant's aptitude test scores 
(SAT or ACT). For upperclassmen 
and transfer students, these awards 
are based on the cumulative grade 
point average of the applicant. Par- 
ticipation in activities, leadership, 
citizenship, and potential for success 
are also part of the basis for awarding 
these scholarships. The O.M.A.S. is 
unique in that scholarships are 
awarded on the basis of merit rather 
than need and are made available to 
a great many more students than tra- 
ditional scholarship programs. 

Georgia Tuition Equalization 
Grant (GTEG) is available for Geor- 

gia residents who attend Oglethorpe. 
The program was established by an 
Act of the 1971 Georgia General As- 
sembly. The Georgia Higher Educa- 
tion Assistance Authority defines the 
program in this way, "The purpose of 
the Act is to provide tuition assis- 
tance to Georgia resident students 
who are desirous of pursuing their 
higher education goals in a private 
Georgia college or university, but 
find the financial costs prohibitive 
due primarily to higher tuition of 
these educational institutions in 
comparison to public schools which 
are branches of the University Sys- 
tem of Georgia." All students must 
complete a yearly application to ver- 
ify their eligibility for the grant. In the 
1979-80 school year, this grant is 
$300.00 per semester. No Financial 
Aid Form is required for this program 
since family financial need is not a 
factor in determining eligibility. 

Basic Educational Opportunity 
Grant (B.E.O.G.) is a federal aid pro- 
gram intended to be the floor in 
financial assistance. Eligibility is 
based upon a family's financial re- 
sources. Applications for this pro- 
gram may be obtained from the Of- 
fice of Financial Aid or from a high 
school guidance office. This aid is 
administered in the form of non- 
repayable grants. 

Supplemental Educational Op- 
portunity Grants (S.E.O.G.) do not 
require repayment. The size of the 
grant depends on the need of the in- 
dividual recipient. To qualify for an 
S.E.O.G., a student must be from a 
family with "exceptional financial 
need," must be enrolled or accepted 
for enrollment, and must be capable 
of maintaining normal progress to- 


ward the achievement of a degree. 
Application for these funds is made 
by filing a Financial Aid Form. 

National Direct Student Loans 
(N.D.S.L.), previously called Na- 
tional Defense Student Loans, are 
long-term, low cost educational 
loans to students who have demon- 
strated need for such assistance. No 
interest is charged and repayment is 
deferred while the borrower con- 
tinues as a half-time student. Interest 
is charged at a three per cent annual 
rate beginning nine months after the 
borrower's education is terminated. 
These loans are available to students 
who show a demonstrated financial 
need through the Financial Aid Form. 
Students electing to serve in the 
Peace Corps, Vista, or in the Armed 
Forces of the United States may be 
exempt from interest charges and re- 
payment for three years. Cancel- 
lation benefits may be received by 
teaching in "poverty" areas that are 
designated by the U.S. Commis- 
sioner of Education, for teaching 
handicapped children, andforteach- 
ing in Head Start programs. 

College Work-Study Program 
(C.W.S.P.) permits a student to earn 
part of the educational expenses. The 
earnings from this program and other 
financial aid cannot exceed the 
student'sfinancial need. Studentseli- 
gible for this program work part-time 
on the Oglethorpe campus. 

Georgia Higher Education Assis- 
tance Authority (G.H.E.A.A.) loans 
and Federally Insured Student Loans 
(F.I.S.L.) are long term loans availa- 
ble through banks, credit unions, and 
other lending institutions. Students 
desiringto seek a loan in this manner 
should consult with the Director of 
Financial Aid for additional informa- 

Georgia Incentive Scholarship 
(G.I.S.), as defined by the Georgia 

Higher Education Assistance Author- 
ity, is a "program created by an act of 
the 1974 Georgia General Assembly 
in order to establish a program of 
needs-based scholarships for quali- 
fied Georgia residents to enable them 
to attend eligible post-secondary in- 
stitutions of their choice within the 
state." The scholarship awards are 
designed to provide only a portion of 
the student's resources in financing 
the total cost of post-secondary edu- 

The Pickett and Hatcher Educa- 
tional Fund was created by the late 
Claud Adkins Hatcher of Columbus, 
Georgia, founder of the internation- 
ally known Royal Crown Cola Com- 
pany and its predecessors, of which 
he served as president for more than 
twenty-five years. 

In his will, Mr. Hatcher created a 
trust and stated that the Trustees 
would receive the monies and assets 
bequeathed to be used as an educa- 
tional loan fund. 

An informational brochure on this 
program may be obtained by writing 
to the Office of Financial Aid. 

Ty Cobb Educational Foundation 
Scholarship Program. Only students 
who are residents of Georgia and 
who have completed at least one 
year of "B" quality or higher work in 
an accredited college are eligible to 
apply for Cobb Scholarships. No ap- 
plications from undergraduate stu- 
dents who are married will be con- 
sidered. The Faculty Scholarship 
Committee makes recommendations 
for these scholarships each year. 

Additional information may be se- 
cured from the Director of Financial 


Applicants for a Basic Educational 
Opportunity Grant, National Direct 


Student Loan, Supplemental Educa- 
tional Opportunity Grant, or College 
Work-Study must meet the following 

1. Student must be a U.S. citizen, 
national or permanent resident. 

2. Be enrolled on at least half-time 
basis (6 hours) in a regular degree- 
seeking program. 

3. Student must maintain "satis- 
factory progess" in the course of 
study. Satisfactory progress means 
that a student must earn twenty-four 
(24) semester hours each twelve 
months in order to continue receiv- 
ing financial aid. In addition, 
freshmen must maintain at least a 1 .0 
cumulative grade point average; 
sophomores a 1.4 grade point aver- 
age; juniors a 1.5 grade point aver- 
age and seniors a 1.6 grade point 
average, in order to be considered 
making satisfactory progress. The to- 
tal number of hours attempted will be 
used to determine eligibility. Stu- 
dents not making satisfactory 
progress may re-establish eligibility 
when they have earned the required 
twenty-four hours and obtained the 
respective cumulative grade point 
average. All applicants who re-estab- 
lish their eligibility must have an ap- 
pointment with the Directorof Finan- 
cial Aid prior to receiving financial 
aid again. 

4. Students may not be in default 
on a student loan or obligated to pay 
a refund on a previous federal pro- 

5. Establish financial need by fil- 
ing a Financial Aid Form. 

6. Be an undergraduate student 
who has not previously received a 
Bachelor's degree. Graduate stu- 
dents may apply for financial aid 
from the National Direct Student 
Loan or the College Work-Study Pro- 

7. Applicants may not be a mem- 
ber of a religious community, so- 

ciety, or order who by direction of 
his/her community, society, or order 
is pursuing a course of study at 
Oglethorpe, and who receives sup- 
port and maintenance from his com- 
munity, society, or order. 

8. For purposes of the Supple- 
mental Educational Opportunity 
Grant program, a student will be con- 
sidered in exceptional financial need 
if their expected family or parental 
contribution does not exceed fifty 
percent of the cost of education as 
established in the Financial Aid 


All awards, except College Work- 
Study earnings, are disbursed to stu- 
dents by means of a voucher. Each 
semester, vouchers are prepared for 
all awards and are credited to a 
student's account after the Director 
of Financial Aid has approved the 
Awards. Each student must acknowl- 
edge receipt of the awards prior to 
their being credited to a student's ac- 


The application procedure for the 
Basic Educational Opportunity 
Grant, Supplemental Educational 
Opportunity Grant, National Direct 
Student Loan, and College Work- 
Study Program is as follows: 

1. Apply and be admitted as a reg- 
ular student. 

2. File a Financial Aid Form (FAF) 
no later than May 1 st, indicating that 
Oglethorpe University should re- 
ceive a copy. 

3. Upon receipt of eligibility re- 
port for the Basic Grant Program, 
send it to the Director of Financial 


4. Upon receipt of an official 
award letter, students must notify the 
Office of Financial Aid of their plans 
for enrollment and reserve accom- 
modations by submitting their ad- 
vance deposit. 

Students applying for the Georgia 
Incentive Scholarship submit a sepa- 
rate application which may be ob- 
tained from a high school counselor 
or the Office of Financial Aid. Stu- 
dents applying for the Oglethorpe 
Merit Award for scholarship should 
request an application from the Of- 
ficeof Financial Aid. The application 
procedure for all other assistance 
programs may be determined by 
contacting the Office of Financial 


Renewal applications for all pro- 
grams are available from the Office 
of Financial Aid. Students must meet 
theeligibility requirements indicated 
above and file the appropriate appli- 
cations for each program. Deadline 
for receipt of a complete financial aid 
file is May 1 . Applicants whose files 
become complete after this time will 
be considered based upon availabil- 
ity of funds. 

Applicants for renewal of Georgia 
Tuition Equalization Grants must be 
filed no later than the last day to reg- 
ister for each semester. 

Renewal of Oglethorpe Merit 
Awards for Scholarships is based 
upon the applicant's accumulated 
grade point average and participa- 
tion in extracurricular activities. Usu- 
ally a renewal applicant must have at 
least a 3.0 cumulative grade point 
average for a merit award and must 
have earned thirty hours during the 
preceding academic year. 


Oglethorpe offers special awards 
in recognition of outstanding achieve- 
ment. Students need not apply for 
these scholarships as all applicants 
are considered for these awards. 

The Allen A. and Mamie B. Chap- 
pell Endowed Scholarship is 
awarded annually based upon aca- 
demic achievement. This award is 
made possible through the generos- 
ity of Mr. Allen A. Chappell, Trustee 

The Estelle Anderson Crouch En- 
dowed Scholarship is a scholarship 
awarded annually to an Oglethorpe 
student who has achieved high aca- 
demic standards. This scholarship is 
awarded without regard to financial 

The Katherine Shepard Crouch 
Endowed Scholarship is a scholar- 
ship given in memory of Mrs. Crouch 
by Mr. John W. Crouch and is 
awarded annually based upon aca- 
demic achievement. 

The Cammie Lee Stow Kendrick 
Crouch Endowed Scholarship, the 
third scholarship endowed by Mr. 
Crouch, will be awarded annually 
based upon academic achievement, 
in honor of his wife. Mr. and Mrs. 
Crouch were classmates at Ogle- 
thorpe and graduates in the Class of 
1 929. Mr. Crouch is a member of the 
Board of Trustees. 

The William Randolph Hearst En- 
dowed Scholarship is awarded an- 
nually to a deserving student who 
has attained exceptional academic 
achievement. The William Randolph 
Hearst Foundation, New York, es- 
tablished the endowment to provide 
this scholarship in honor of Mr. 
Hearst, one of the benefactors of 
Oglethorpe University. 


The Anna Rebecca Harwell Hill 
and Frances Grace Harwell En- 
dowed Scholarship is a scholarship 
endowed by the late Mrs. Hill, an 
Oglethorpe graduate with the Class 
of 1 930, and is awarded annually to a 
student who has met the require- 
ments of the Oglethorpe Merit 
Awards for Scholarship Program. 

The Ira jarrell Endowed Merit 
Scholarship was established in May, 
1975, to honor the late Dr. Jarrell, 
former Superintendent of Atlanta 
Schools and an Oglethorpe graduate. 
It is awarded annually in the fall to a 
new student who is a graduate of an 
Atlanta public high school and who 
isstudying in thefield ofteacher edu- 
cation. Should there be no eligible 
applicant, the award may be made to 
an Atlanta high school graduate in 
any field, or the University may 
award the scholarship to any worthy 
high school graduate requiring assis- 
tance while working in the field of 
teacher education. 

The Elliece Johnson Endowed Me- 
morial Scholarship, endowed by the 
late Mrs. Earl Crafts in memory of her 
sister, is awarded to a woman student 
who best exemplifies the highest 
ideals of a teacher. The award is 
made to a student majoring in educa- 
tion and the humanities, and is based 
on financial need, academic stand- 
ing, and dedication of purpose. 

The Lowry Memorial Scholarship 
is an endowed scholarship awarded 
annually to a student who has main- 
tained a 3.3 cumulative grade point 
average and is a full-time student. 

The Virgil W. and Virginia C. 
Milton Endowed Scholarship Fund 
was established through the gifts of 
their five children. Mr. Milton was a 
1929 graduate of Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity and a former chairman of the 
Board of Trustees. He received an 
Honorary Doctor of Commerce de- 

gree from Oglethorpe in 1975. The 
annual award is based on the 
applicant'sfinancial need, academic 
achievement, and leadership ability. 

The James M. Parks Endowment 
Fund of the Metropolitan Atlanta 
Community Foundation was es- 
tablished to provide a scholarshipfor 
a graduate or undergraduate student. 
It is awarded to a full-time day stu- 
dent who is in need of assistance to 
continue his education. 

The E. Rivers and Una Rivers En- 
dowed Fund was established by the 
late Mrs. Una S. Rivers to provide 
scholarship funds for deserving stu- 
dents who qualify for the Oglethorpe 
Merit Awards for Scholarship Pro- 

The J. Mack Robinson Endowed 
Scholarship is awarded annually by 
Atlanta businessman, J. Mack Robin- 
son, to a deserving student who 
meets the general qualifications of 
the Oglethorpe Merit Awards for 
Scholarship Program. Preference is 
given to students majoring in Busi- 
ness Administration. 

The Steve and Jeanne Schmidt En- 
dowed Scholarship is awarded annu- 
ally to an outstanding student based 
upon high academic achievement 
and leadership in student affairs. This 
endowed award is made possible 
through the generosity of Mr. and 
Mrs. Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt, Class of 
1940, is Chairman of the Board of 
Trustees. Mrs. Schmidt is a graduate 
of the Class of 1942. 

The National Alumni Association 
Endowed Scholarship was es- 
tablished in 1971 by the Associa- 
tion's Board of Directors. The schol- 
arship is awarded annually to an 
Oglethorpe student based upon 
financial need, scholarship, and 
qualities of leadership. 


The Earl Blackwell Endowed 
Scholarship Fund was established by 
Earl Blackwell, distinguished pub- 
lisher, playwright, author, and 
founder of Celebrity Services, Inc., 
headquartered in New York. The 
scholarship is awarded to deserving 
students with special interest in En- 
glish and the performing arts. Mr. 
Blackwell is a 1929 graduate of the 

The Dondi Cobb Endowed Schol- 
arship is in memory of Dondi Cobb 
who was a student at Oglethorpe 
during the 1976-77 academic year. 
The award is given to a student who 
has an interest in athletics and who is 
a freshman or sophomore in his first 
year at Oglethorpe. 


The Richard H. Pretz Memorial 
Music Scholarship is an annual 
award for applied lessons in music. 
The scholarship is provided by Mrs. 
Richard H. Pretz, a member of the 
Board of Visitors of the University, in 
memory of her husband, Richard H. 

The North DeKalb Rotary Club 
"Pop" Crow Scholarship Fund pro- 
vides an annual scholarship to a stu- 
dent who meets the requirements for 
the Oglethorpe Merit Awards for 
Scholarship program. Professor L. 
"Pop" Crow was a faculty member at 
Oglethorpe and founder of the North 
DeKalb Rotary Club. 

The J. Mack Robinson Annual 
Leadership Awards are provided by 
Mr. Robinson, a friend of the Univer- 
sity, for students who have demon- 
strated outstanding leadership in 
their high school orcollege activities. 
These awards recognize both aca- 
demic excellence and leadership ca- 

The Barbanel Annual Scholarships 

are provided through the gifts of Mr. 
and Mrs. Sid M. Barbanel (Anne 
Mathias), members of the Class of 
1960. The scholarship awards are 
based upon financial need and satis- 
factory progress in a course of study, 
and are for a rising junior and senior 
at the University. 

The Richard F. Ehlers Annual 
Scholarship is awarded to a student 
who has demonstrated unquestioned 
integrity and high ethical standards, 
the qualities demonstrated by Mr. 
Ehlers and recognized by his friends, 
who provide the funds for this award. 

The Elizabeth B. Kercher Annual 
Scholarship is awarded each year to 
a deserving student in the Division of 
Science and Mathematics. This 
scholarship is funded by Mrs. Ker- 
cher, a friend of the University. 

The David, Helen, and Marian 
Woodward Endowed Scholarship 
Fund provides assistance to students 
who meet the criteria for an 
Oglethorpe Merit Award for Scholar- 


The Olivia Luck King Student Loan 
Fund provides short term loans to en- 
rolled students. The fund was es- 
tablished by Mrs. King's husband, 
Mr. C. H. King. Mrs. Kingwasa mem- 
ber of theclass of 1942, and Mr. King 
received his Master's degree from 
Oglethorpe in 1936. 

The David N. and Lutie P. Landers 
Revolving Loan Fund provides short- 
term loans for needy and deserving 
students. The fund was established 
through the bequests of Mr. and Mrs. 



The Thornwell Jacobs Scholar- 
ships are highest awards available to 
students who have exceptional aca- 
demic ability and athletic talent. The 
concept is somewhat like that of the 
Rhodes Scholarships. This program, 
providing stipends up to the total 
amount of room, board, and tuition, 
is designed to encourage excellence 
in intercollegiate athletics and prepa- 
ration for leadership. It is the intent of 
the program to provide the difference 
between the amount of other assis- 
tance, if any, and the cost of room, 
board, and tuition. 

The James Edward Oglethorpe 
Scholarships are the most generous 
leadership awards offered by the 
University. These are reserved for 
students with exceptional academic 
ability and leadership talent. This 
program provides stipends up to the 
full amount of room, board, and tui- 
tion. The program will include such 
activities as debating and public 
speaking; publications, both journal- 
istic and literary; elective office, in- 
cluding student government; choral 
performance; and social service. A 
basic purpose of Oglethorpe is to 
prepare students for leadership roles. 
One way of promoting this purpose is 
to give special recognition and en- 
couragement to students who dem- 
onstrate leadership capabilities 
as undergraduates. The individual 
amounts of these awards vary. It is 
the intent of the program to provide 
the difference between the amount of 
other assistance, if any, and the cost 
of room, board, and tuition. 

Leadership Awards are available 
to students with superior academic 
ability and special talents in impor- 
tant fields of extracurricular activity. 
The program will include such activi- 
ties as debating and public speaking; 
publications, both journalistic and 

literary; elective office, including 
student government; choral perfor- 
mance; and social service. A funda- 
mental aim of Oglethorpe University 
is to prepare students for leadership 
roles in society. One way of promot- 
ing this purpose is to give special rec- 
ognition to students who demon- 
strate leadership capabilities as un- 
dergraduates. Scholarships in 
amounts up to full tuition are 
awarded to superior students with 
good character and leadership capa- 
bility who can contribute signifi- 
cantly to one of the fields of extracur- 
ricular activity. The individual 
amounts of these awards vary. It is 
the intent of this program to provide 
the difference between the amount of 
other assistance, if any, and the an- 
nual cost of tuition. 

The R. E. Dorough Scholarships 
are awarded to students of superior 
academic ability who possess special 
talents in athletics. Scholarships in 
amounts up to full tuition are 
awarded to students with good char- 
acter and leadership capability who 
can contribute significantly in one of 
the fields of intercollegiate athletics. 
The individual amounts of these 
awards vary. It is the intent of this 
program to provide the difference be- 
tween the amount of other assis- 
tance, if any, and the cost of tuition. 

Recipients of funds from these four 
programs will be expected to main- 
tain specified levels of academic 
achievement and to continue to 
make significant contributions to 
their respective activities. Each 
award is for one year, but can be 
renewed on the basis of an annual 
evaluation of academic and other 




The tuition charged by Oglethorpe 
University represents only seventy 
percent of the actual expense of edu- 
cating each student, the balance 
coming from endowment income, 
gifts, and other sources. Thus, every 
Oglethorpe undergraduate is the 
beneficiary of a hidden scholarship. 
At the same time, 75 percent of the 
students are awarded additional 
financial assistance in the form of 
scholarships, grants, and loans from 
private, governmental, or intitutional 

The tuition is $1 ,550 per semester. 
Room and board is $850 per semes- 
ter. Students who desire single rooms 
are assessed an additional $160 per 
semester in all residence halls except 
Traer Hall, Trustees Hall, and Alumni 
Hall. In these, the single room charge 
is an additional $185 per semester. 

The tuition of $1 ,550 is applicable 
to all students taking 1 2-1 6 semester 
hours. These are classified as full 
time students. Students taking less 
than 1 2 hours are referred to the sec- 
tion on Part-Time Fees on page 28. 
Students taking more than 16 hours 
during a semester are charged 
$60.00foreach additional hour. Tui- 
tion and fees for the fall term are due 
on August 1 4, 1 980. Tuition and fees 
for the Spring term are due on Janu- 
ary 2, 1 981 . Failure to make the nec- 
essary payments will result in the 
cancellation of the student's registra- 
tion. Students receiving financial aid 
are required to pay the difference be- 
tween the amount of their aid and the 
amount due by the above deadlines. 
Students and parents desiring to pay 
expenses in installments are advised 
to investigate their lending institu- 

tions or other sources such as Tuition 
Plan, Inc. New students who require 
on-campus housing for the fall term 
are required to submit an advance 
deposit of $200. New commuting 
students are required to submit an 
advance deposit of $100. Such de- 
posits are not refundable. However, 
one half of the deposit is credited to 
the student's account for the fall 
term. The other half is credited to the 
account for the spring term. 

Upon payment of the room and 
board fees, each student is covered 
by a basic Health and Accident pol- 
icy. Full-time students residing off 
campus may purchase this insurance 
for approximately $50.00 per year. In 
addition, any student covered by 
the basic policy may purchase the 
Major Medical Plan for $10.50 a 
year. International students, students 
participating in any intercollegiate 
sport, and students participating in 
intramural football or basketball are 
required to have this major medical 
coverage or its equivalent. 

In addition to the tuition and room 
and board charges, students may be 
required to subscribe to the follow- 

$100.00 damage deposit is required 
of all boarding students. The damage 
deposit is refundable at the end of the 
academic year after any charge for 
damages is deducted. Room keys 
and other college property must be 
returned and the required checkout 
procedure completed prior to is- 
suance of damage deposit refunds. 
This deposit is payable at fall registra- 
tion. Students who begin in the 
spring term are also assessed the 
$100 damage deposit. 


ploma fee of $15.00. 
The following lists the total cost for 
certain student classifications: 

Full time, on-campus student: 

Fall, 1980 

Tuition $1550.00 

Room & Board 850.00 

Damage Deposit 100.00 

Major Medical (optional) . . 10.50 

Advanced Deposit . — 100.00 


Spring, 1981 

Tuition $1550.00 

Room & Board 850.00 

Damage Deposit — 

Major Medical (optional) . . — 

Advanced Deposit .-100.00 

Full-time commuting student: 
Fall, 1980 

Tuition $1550.00 

Advanced Deposit . — 50.00 


Spring, 1981 

Tuition $1550.00 

Advanced Deposit .—50.00 

These schedules do not include the 
extra cost of single rooms, books (ap- 
proximately $200 per year), or travel 
and personal expenses. All fees are 
subject to change. 


Students enrolled part-time in day 
classes during the Fall or Spring se- 
mesters will be charged $110 per se- 
mester hour. This rate is applicable to 
those students taking eleven semes- 
ter hours or less. Students taking 
twelve to sixteen hours are classified 
full time. 


Students who are enrolled as eve- 
ning school students will be charged 
$ 1 90 per three semester hour course. 
To qualify for this special tuition rate 
during the Fall and Spring semesters, 
a student must take all courses in the 
evening. All four-hour labcourses in- 
clude an additional $15.00 labora- 
tory fee. 


All students enrolled in Summer 
School will be assessed $190 per 
three semester hour course. The rate 
forfour-hour lab courses is $255 plus 
a $15.00 laboratory fee. 

Students desiring residence hall 
and food service accommodations 
are charged $275.00 per five week 
session for a double room $325.00 
per five week session for a single 
room. These fees are for both room 
and board. 



Students who find it necessary to 
drop courses or add courses must se- 
cure a drop/add form in the 
Registrar's Office. The form is the 
only means by whicn students may 
change their enrollment. A drop/add 
form must be completed in the 
Registrar's Office during drop/add 
week. After the seventh day of 
classes, the professor must approve 
the change in schedule. The profes- 
sor may issue one of the following 
grades: withdraw passing (G), with- 
draw failing (H), or may refuse to ap- 
prove a drop. In order to receive a 
refund, the student must officially 
drop the class by the end of the twen- 
tieth day. 

Students should note that any 
change of academic schedule must 
be cleared by the Registrar's Office. 
The date the change is received in the 
Registrar's Office will be the official 
date for the change. 

If a student misses six consecutive 
classes in any course, the instructor 
will notify the Registrar's Office and 
it will be assumed that the student 
has unofficially withdrawn from the 
course. This does not eliminate the 
responsibility stated above concern- 
ing the official withdrawal policy. 
The student may receive the grade of 
withdrawal passing (G), withdrawal 
failing(H), orfailure due toexcessive 
absences (E). This policy has direct 
implications for students receiving 
benefits from the Veterans Adminis- 
tration and other federal agencies as 
these agencies must be notified when 
a student misses six consecutive 
classes. This will result in an auto- 
matic decrease in payments to the 
student. Reinstatement in a course is 
at the discretion of the instructor. 

If a student is in need of withdraw- 
ing from school, an official with- 
drawal form must be obtained from 

the Registrar. The Dean of the Col- 
lege and the Director of Financial Aid 
must sign the withdrawal form. The 
date the completed withdrawal form 
is submitted to the Registrar will be 
the official date for withdrawal. 


The establishment of a refund pol- 
icy is based on the University's com- 
mitment to a fair and equitable re- 
fund of tuition and other charges as- 
sessed. While the University ad- 
vances this policy, it should not be 
interpreted as a policy of conven- 
ience for students to take lightly their 
responsibility and their commitment 
to the University. The University has 
demonstrated a commitment by ad- 
mitting and providing the necessary 
programs for all students and feels 
the students must also demonstrate a 
commitment in their academic pro- 

Since insurance coverage begins 
on the payment date and the fee is 
not retained by the University, it will 
not be refunded after registration 
day. A $100 fee will be retained by 
Oglethorpe as a processing fee when 
a student withdraws; all other fees 
except the advance deposit (i.e., tui- 
tion, room and board) are subject to 
the refund schedule. 

The date which will be used for 
calculation of a refund for with- 
drawal or drop/add will be the date 
on which the Registrar receives the 
official form signed by all required 
personnel. All students must follow 
the procedures for withdrawal and 
drop/add in order to receive a re- 
fund. Students are reminded that all 
changes in their academic program 
must be cleared through the Regis- 
trar; an arrangement with a professor 
will not be recognized as an official 
change of schedule. 


All tuition refund requests will be 
processed at the conclusion of the 
fourth week of classes. Payment will 
take a minimum of two weeks, but 
will be no longer than forty days. 


By the end of the 7th 

class day 80% 

By the end of the 10th 

class day 60% 

By the end of the 15th 

class day 40% 

By the end of the 20th 

class day 20% 


Changes in schedule by the end of 
the 7th class day 100% 

Changes in schedule by the end of 
the 10th class day 80% 

Changes in schedule by the end of 
the 13th class day 60% 

Changes in schedule by the end of 
the 16th class day 40% 

Changes in schedule by the end of 
the 20th class day .- . .20% 

In order to administer the refund 
policy equitably, there will be no ex- 

Damage deposit refunds will be 
processed once each semester for 
students and will be mailed on an 
announced day from the Business 
Office. No refund will be processed 
until classes have ceased for the se- 
mester in progress. 

* 1 


Student Life 


Oglethorpe University seeks to 
prepare its students for roles of lead- 
ership in society. Many colleges 
mention this as one of their goals. At 
most institutions, this is simply a part 
of the rhetoric of higher education. 
However, at Oglethorpe, specific 
educational experiences are planned 
to help the student acquire the arts of 

Education for leadership must be 
based on the essential academic 
competencies — reading, writing, 
speaking, and reasoning. Though 
widely neglected today at all levels of 
education, these are the prerequisites 
for effective leadership. They are the 
marks of an educated person. 
Oglethorpe insists that its students 
achieve advanced proficiency in 
these skills. In addition, students are 
offered specific preparation in the 
arts of leadership. Such arts include 
an appreciation of constructive 
values, the setting of goals, public 
speaking, human relations, and or- 
ganizational skills. 

This philosophy presents an excel- 
lent opportunity for the able young 
person who is striving for a signifi- 
cant life, including leadership in the 
improvement of our community and 
our society. 


Oglethorpe University wishes to 
provide for each student the opportu- 
nity of adequate adjustment to col- 
lege life. Because we take pride in 
our ability and our tradition to offer 
students warm personal relation- 
ships, we have organized our orien- 

tation program to provide these rela- 
tionships, as well as much needed 
information about the University. 

Our program has been developed 
to serve the needs of students through 
small group experiences. Faculty, 
staff, and upperclass students com- 
prise a team which leads the group 
process. Information is disseminated 
which acquaints the student with the 
academic program and the extra- 
curricular life of the campus commu- 
nity. Thorough understanding of the 
advising system, the registration pro- 
cess, library use, class offerings, and 
study demands is sought. Alterna- 
tives for self expression outside the 
classroom are also presented to the 
new student. 

To supplement the student's expe- 
rience, a Freshman Seminar is held 
weekly during the first semester. 
Topics discussed during these ses- 
sions will meet the needs of the de- 
veloping student and will help the 
ences. The freshmen students, hav- 
ing completed the orientation pro- 
gram and the series of seminars, will 
be better prepared to understand and 
appreciate their educational devel- 


Oglethorpe University takes the 
position that it is deeply concerned 
with the total development of the in- 
dividual as a competent student and 
as a highly responsible citizen both 
on the campus and in the commu- 
nity. The University's high standards 
of personal conduct and responsibil- 
ity are an expression of its confidence 
in each student's potential as a hu- 


man being; however, the students 
must be as willing to accept adult 
consequences as they are insistent 
upon being granted adult freedom of 
decision and action. 

Unfortunately, neither knowledge 
and wisdom nor knowledge and in- 
tegrity are synonymous; therefore, a 
firm grasp of academic studies will 
not in itself be an assurance that a 
student is profiting fully from the col- 
lege experience. 

Individuals who do not desire to 
accept either this view of the 
University's responsibility, or live by 
its regulations, should not apply to 
the University for admission. Ac- 
cepted students who demonstrate 
their unwillingness to meet standards 
will be terminated from the Univer- 


Undergraduate life at Oglethorpe 
is, in a large sense, one of a demo- 
cratic community; student govern- 
ment is mainly self-government. The 
Oglethorpe University Student Asso- 
ciation, consisting of the President, 
Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, 
and Parliamentarian of O.S.A. and 
the Presidents of the four classes, is 
the guiding and governing organiza- 
tion of student life at the University. 
Meetings are held regularly and no- 
tice posted. All students are urged to 
attend. Additional information may 
be obtained from O.S.A., Box 458, 
3000 Woodrow Way, Atlanta, Geor- 
gia 30319. 


Valuable educational experiences 
may be gained through active partici- 
pation in approved campus activities 
and organizations. All students are 

encouraged to participate in one or 
more organizations and to the extent 
that such involvement does not deter 
them from high academic achieve- 
ment. Students are especially en- 
couraged to join professional organi- 
zations associated with their interests 
and goals. The value of a student's 
participation is a major consider- 
ation in determining scholarships. 


Listed below is information con- 
cerning Oglethorpe University's ac- 
tivities and organizations: 
Alpha Chi — National Academic 

Alpha Phi Omega — National Ser- 
vice Fraternity 
Oglethorpe Christian Fellowship 
Beta Omicron Sigma — Business 

Black Student Caucus 
Chemistry Affiliates of the American 

Chemical Society 
Collegiate Choral — Music 
Freshman Honor Society — Local 

Scholastic Honorary 

International Club 
LeConte Society — Science Honor- 
Oglethorpe Players — Dramatic So- 
Omicron Delta Kappa — National 
Leadership, Scholarship and Ser- 
vice Honorary 
Phi Alpha Theta — National History 

Photography Club 
Politics and Pre-Law Association 
Psi Nu Omicron — Psychology So- 
Psychology Club 
Sigma Zeta — National Science 

Sociology Club 


Stormy Petrel — Student Newspaper 
Student National Education Associa- 
tion — Preprofessional Education 
Thalian Society — Philosophical So- 
The Tower — literary magazine 
Xingu Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta — 

National English Honorary 
Yamacraw — Student Yearbook 


University social fraternities were 
re-instituted at Oglethorpe in 1967; 
sororities followed in 1968. At 
present three fraternities and two 
sororities contribute to the Greek sys- 
tem at Oglethorpe. 

The three fraternities are Chi Phi, 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Kappa Al- 
pha. The national sororities are Chi 
Omega and Delta Zeta. 

These social' organizations con- 
tribute substantially to the spiritual 
and social betterment of the individ- 
ual and develop college into a richer, 
fuller experience. Membership in 
these organizations is voluntary and 
subject to regulations imposed by the 
groups, the University Interfraternity 
Council, the Panhellenic Council, or 
by the Student Government Associa- 


At Oglethorpe University the stu- 
dents who participate in intercollegi- 
ate competition are considered to be, 
first, students, and second, athletes. 
All students engaged in athletics 
must satisfy the same academic re- 
quirements as other students. There 
are no scholarships which are based 
solely on the athletic ability of the 
student. However, Oglethorpe spon- 
sors a program of Merit Awards 

which is described in another section 
of this bulletin. Most students partici- 
pating in intercollegiate athletics 
have won Merit Awards in amounts 
ranging from $500 to $4,460. 


Oglethorpe University offers inter- 
collegiate competition in basketball, 
track, cross country, soccer, and ten- 
nis for men and in tennis, volleyball, 
track, and cross country for women. 

In addition to the intercollegiate 
competition, a well rounded pro- 
gram of intramural sports is offered 
and has strong participation by the 
student body. Men participate in 
football, volleyball, basketball, and 
softball. Women participate in vol- 
leyball, tennis, bowling, and softball. 



There is increasing interest on the 
campus in practical experience 
which complements the traditional 
academic program. Oglethorpe of- 
fers field experience assignments to 
prepare the student who seeks em- 
ployment immediately upon gradua- 
tion. This experience is designed to 
bridge theory and practice by involv- 
ing the student in a field related to his 
major program. 

Internships are available to stu- 
dents in all academic programs. Op- 
portunities are available in Atlanta's 
business, government, literary, edu- 
cation, social service, and health in- 
dustries. Detailed information is 
available through the office of Coun- 
seling and Career Development. 


The Counseling Service at 
Oglethorpe provides confidential 
professional assistance to students 
experiencing personal problems of a 
psychological, social, or circumstan- 
tial nature. Though academic advis- 
ing is the responsibility of individu- 
ally-assigned faculty mentors, stu- 
dents encountering unusual aca- 
demic difficulties may wish to con- 
sult a counselor regarding possible 
contributing factors. Assistance in 
developing effective study skills is 
also available both in special work- 
shops and, if needed, in individual 
conferences. Psychological tests are 
sometimes utilized in conjunction 
with the counseling process when 
circumstances indicate that these 
would be helpful. 


Students needing guidance in se- 
lecting a career or assistance in ob- 

taining appropriate job placement 
can receive help from the Office of 
Career Development. An extensive 
career development library is main- 
tained containing information on a 
wide variety of career opportunities. 
Vocational interest inventories are 
also available and are frequently 
used as a part of a highly individual- 
ized process of career counseling. 

A four year program of career de- 
velopment is available to interested 
students. The program provides guid- 
ance with career decisions and spe- 
cific job preparation. Special atten- 
tion is given to the improvement 
of skills in conducting meetings, 
strengthening organizations, inter- 
viewing, constructing resumes, and 
public speaking. 

Oglethorpe University is a mem- 
ber of the College Placement Council 
and maintains contact with numer- 
ous local and national businesses, in- 
dustries, and social service agencies 
for the purpose of arranging employ- 
ment interviews for seniors. Informa- 
tion on full-time, part-time, and sum- 
meremployment opportunities is up- 
dated constantly and made available 
to all students and alumni. In addi- 
tion, a central placement file is main- 
tained on all students and alumni 
who complete the necessary forms 
and provide references of appraisal. 
Upon written request this placement 
file will be sent to any prospective 
employer or graduate school indica- 


The Oglethorpe campus is located 
eight miles north of downtown At- 
lanta. This proximity to the South's 
greatest city offers Oglethorpe stu- 
dents many cultural advantages. The 
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra per- 
forms during the fall and winter 


months in the Memorial Arts Center. 
The Atlanta Ballet Company sched- 
ules performances from November 
through March. Both The Theatre of 
the Stars and the Alliance Theatre 
Company present productions of 
contemporary and classical plays. 
These are only illustrative of the wide 
range of cultural opportunities of- 
fered by Atlanta. Student discounts 
are available for many performances. 


The residence halls are available 
to all full time students. There are five 
men's residence halls and two 
women's halls. Both complexes have 
a Resident Director and staff of stu- 
dent Resident Assistants. 

All students living in the residence 
halls are required to participate in the 
University meal plan. Meals are 
served in the University Center. 
Nineteen meals are served each 
week. No breakfast is served on Sat- 
urday or Sunday. Instead a brunch is 
served from mid-morning until early 
afternoon. The evening meal is also 
served on these days. Meal tickets are 
issued at registration. 


All resident students subscribe to 
the Student Health and Insurance 
Plan provided by the University. 

The University maintains a small 
health center staffed by a registered 
nurse. The health center operates on 
a regular schedule, and provides ba- 
sic first aid service and limited medi- 
cal assistance for students. 

A physician visits the health center 
twice a week to make general diag- 
nosis and treatment. In the event ad- 
ditional or major medical care is re- 
quired, the student patient will be 

referred to medical specialists and 
hospitals in the area with which the 
health service maintains a working 

When it is determined that a 
student's physical or emotional 
health is detrimental to the academic 
studies, group-living situation, or 
other relationships at the University 
or in the community, the student will 
be requested to withdraw. Re- 
admission to the University will be 
contingent upon acceptable verifica- 
tion that the student is ready to re- 
turn. The final decision will rest with 
the University. 


The O Book is the student hand- 
book of Oglethorpe University. It 
contains thorough information on 
the history, customs, traditional 
events, and services of the Univer- 
sity, as well as all University regula- 
tions. This publication provides all 
the necessary information about the 
University which will aid each stu- 
dent in adjusting to college life. 


Each year a number of awards and 
prizes are given to the students. 
Among them are the following: 

The Donald C. Agnew Award For 
Distinguished Service: This award is 
presented annually by the Ogle- 
thorpe Student Association and 
chosen by that body to honor the 
person who, in their opinion, has 
given distinguished service to the 
University. Dr. Agnew served as 
President of Oglethorpe University 
from 1957 to 1964. 

The Faculty Scholarship Award: 
This is made annually to the male 
student with the highest scholastic 


average in his junior and senior 

The Sally Hull Weltner Award for 
Scholarship: This is presented each 
year by the Oglethorpe University 
Woman'sClubto the woman student 
with the highest scholastic record in 
her junior and senior years. 

The James Edward Oglethorpe 
Awards for Merit: Commonly called 
the "Oglethorpe Cups," these are 
presented annually to the man and 
woman in the graduating class who 
have been the leaders in both schol- 
arship and service at Oglethorpe 

The David Hesse Memorial 
Award: This award is made annually 
to the outstanding student participa- 
ting in a varsity sport. 

The Parker Law Prize: This is an 
annual made to that member of the 
class in Business Law who has shown 
the greatest progress. 

The LeConte Society Award: This 

award is made by the LeConte So- 
ciety to the outstanding graduating 
senior in the field of science on the 
basis of the student's scholastic 
achievement and contribution to the 
University and to the Science Divi- 

The Omicron Delta Kappa Fresh- 
man Award: This award is made by 
Omicron Delta Kappa to that student 
in the freshman class who most fully 
exemplifies the ideals of this organi- 

The Brinker Award: This award is 
presented by Reverend Albert J. 
Brinker in memory of his son and 
daughter, Albert Jan Brinker, Jr. and 
Sally Stone Brinker, to the student 
having the highest achievement in 
the courses in philosophy and reli- 

The Yamacraw Awards: These are 
designed to recognize those students 


who are outstanding members of the 
Oglethorpe community; eight of 
these awards are given on the basis 
of spirit, participation, academic 
achievement, and fulfillment of the 
ideals of an Oglethorpe education. 

Who's Who in American Colleges 
and Universities: This honor is given 
in recognition of the merit and ac- 
complishments of students who are 
formally recommended by a com- 
mittee of students, faculty and ad- 
ministrators, and who meet the re- 
quirements of the publication Who's 
Who Among Students in American 
Colleges and Universities. 

The MacConnell Award: This 
award is presented by the sophomore 
class to the senior who, in the judg- 
ment of the class, has participated in 
many phases of campus life without 
having received full recognition. 

The Chemical Rubber Publishing 
Awards: These are given each yearto 
those students who demonstrate out- 
standing achievements in the various 
freshman science courses. 

The Player's Awards: These 
awards are presented to those mem- 

bers of the student body who show 
excellence in the field of drama. 

The Brown Award: This award is 
presented to the individual who is 
not a member of the Players but who 
has done the most for the Players dur- 
ing the year. 

Kappa Alpha Golden Apple 
Award: This is the award presented 
annually by Kappa Alpha to the fac- 
ulty member whom the students 
elect as most outstanding. 

The Alpha Chi Award: This is an 
annual award made to that member 
of the student body who best exem- 
plifies the ideals of Alpha Chi in 
scholarship, leadership, character, 
and service. 

The Sidney Lanier Poetry Award: 
This award is given yearly to the stu- 
dent, or students, submitting mature 
and excellent poetry. 

The Alpha Phi Omega Award : Th is 
award is presented by Alpha Phi 
Omega Fraternity to the student, fac- 
ulty, or staff member who best exem- 
plifies the organizations three fold 
purposes of leadership, friendship, 
and service. 


Academic Regulations 


The University recognizes atten- 
dance at classes as the responsibility 
of the student. Students are held ac- 
countable for all work missed. The 
exact nature of absence regulations is 
determined by the instructors for 
their own courses. Such regulations 
are published and distributed by 
each professor at the beginning of 
each term. 


A letter grading system is used. The 
range of "A-D" represents passing 
work; any grade below "D" is re- 
garded as a failure. Students with- 
drawing from a course before the end 
of the semester are given a "G" or 
"H", depending upon the circum- 
stances of the withdrawal. Students 
who do not meet all the requirements 
of a course are given an "I" (incom- 
plete) at the end of the semester. If the 
requirements are met by mid-semes- 
ter of the next term, the "I" is re- 
placed by the regular grade. If they 
are not met within this time, the 
grade automatically becomes an 
"F." Grade structure and quality 
points are as follows: 

A Superior 4.0 

B Good 3.0 

C Satisfactory 2.0 

D Passing 1.0 

F Failure 0.0 

E Failure: Excessive absences 0.0 

G Withdrawn 0.0 

H Withdrawn Failing 0.0 

I Incomplete 0.0 

P Passing (used in special cases) 
AUAudit (no credit) 


Though the grade of D is regarded 
as passing, the University believes 
that students, in order to graduate, 
must exhibit more ability than that 
required by the lowest passing mark. 
Therefore, a student, in order to grad- 
uate from Oglethorpe, must compile 
an over-all minimum average of 2.2. 
No student will be allowed to gradu- 
ate unless this minimum is met. 

For the student's own welfare, a 
graduated system of minimum aver- 
ages has been established. Freshmen 
are required to maintain a cumula- 
tive average of at least 1.8 in their 
course work; sophomores of at least 
2.0, and juniors and seniors of at least 


A minimum of 1 20 semester hours 
is required, of which the last sixty 
must be earned at Oglethorpe except 
in exceptional cases (see page 17). 

All core courses (or the equivalent 
for transfer students) plus a major 
must be completed. Requirements 
for majors in the various disciplines 
are listed under each section dealing 
with the major programs. 

A minimum grade point average of 
2.2 is necessary. 

An application for a diploma must 
be filed with the Registrar at least one 
semester prior to graduation. 

The specific requirements for each 
degree must be completed. 

All obligations to the institution 
must be discharged before a degree is 
granted including a diploma fee. 

The student must be approved for- 
mally for graduation by the faculty. 



The requirements for specific ma- 
jors vary among the disciplines. De- 
tailed requirements are listed in the 
sections dealing with majors. The 
student is advised to consult fre- 
quently with an advisor to satisfy 
both general and major require- 


Oglethorpe offers four degrees to 
those meeting the necessary require- 
ments: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of 
Science, Bachelor of Business Ad- 
ministration, and Master of Arts in 
Early Childhood and Middle Grades 
Education. Under the Bachelor of 
Arts, majors programs are offered in 
the following areas: Business Ad- 
ministration, Economics, Early 
Childhood, Middle Grades, Second- 
ary Education (with concentrations 
available in English, Mathematics, 
Science and Social Studies), English, 
General Studies, History, Philoso- 
phy, Political Studies, Psychology, 
and Sociology. Under the Bachelor 
of Science, majors programs are of- 
fered in the following areas: Biology, 
Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, 
and Medical Technology. Under the 
Bachelorof Business Administration, 
majors programs are offered in the 
following areas: Accounting, Busi- 
ness Administration, and Economics. 

Under certain conditions, it is also 
possible for a student to receive a 
degree from Oglethorpe under "Pro- 
fessional option." Through this ar- 
rangement and in accord with regu- 
lations of the University, the student 
may transfer to a recognized profes- 
sional institution — such as law 
school, dental school, or medical 
school — atthe end of the junior year 
and then, after one year in the profes- 

sional school, receive a degree from 
Oglethorpe. Students interested in 
this possibility should consult with 
their advisors to make certain that all 
conditions are met. 


Freshmen who fail to maintain a 
cumulative average of at least 1 .8, 
sophomores of at least 2.0, and ju- 
niors and seniors of at least 2.2, are 
placed on probation for the fol lowing 
term. Academic probation is a strong 
warning to students that they must 
make substantial progress toward 
reestablishing their good standing 
during the following semester or be 
dismissed from the University. 

Evaluation of academic progress 
will normally be done at the end of 
each academic year but freshmen 
will be evaluated at mid-year. 
Freshmen who receive the grade of F 
in all subjects will be dismissed. Stu- 
dents who do not meet the following 
minimum cumulative average scale 
will be dismissed for academic rea- 
sons: freshmen 1 .0; sophomores 1 .4; 
juniors 1 .5; seniors 1 .6. 

Students who do not meet these 
minimum requirements at the end of 
the academic year wifl be notified in 
writing of deficiencies. An opportu- 
nity will be given to attend summer 
school classes. All dismissals are sub- 
ject to review by the Faculty Council. 
A student who has been dismissed 
may be reinstated only upon petition 
to the Faculty Council. A petition 
may be f i led with the registrar after an 
absence of one semester. 


For administrative and other offi- 
cial and extra-official purposes, stu- 
dents are classified according to the 
number of semester hours success- 


fully completed. Classification is as 
follows: to 30 hours — freshman; 
31 to 60 hours — sophomore; 61 to 
90 hours — junior; 91 hours and 
above — senior. 


A normal academic program at 
Oglethorpe consists of no less than 
four courses each semester, but gen- 
erally five courses are taken, giving 
the student a total of twelve to sixteen 
semester hours each term. Regular 
students in the day classes are ex- 
pected to carry a normal load and to 
pay for a full schedule of courses. 
Students other than transient and 
night students taking a reduced load 
will pay the rate published by the 


Students who earn a minimum av- 
erage of 3.3 or better in any given 
semester for an academic load of at 
least five courses are given the dis- 
tinction of being placed on the 
Dean's List. 


Degrees with honors are awarded 
as follows: for a cumulative average 
of 3.5, the degree cum laude; for a 
cumulative average 3.7, the degree 
magna cum laude; for a cumulative 
average 3.9, the degree summa cum 


To comply with the Family Educa- 
tional and Privacy Act of 1 974, com- 
monly called the Buckley Amend- 
ment, Oglethorpe University informs 
the students of their rights under this 
act in the student handbook, The 
"O" Book. Three basic rights are 
covered by this act: (1) the student's 
right to have access to personal re- 
cords, (2) the right of a hearing to 
challenge the content of a record 
and, (3) the right to give consent for 
the release of identifying data. Addi- 
tional information may be obtained 
from The "O" Book and from the 
Office of the Dean. 


General Information 


Oglethorpe University operates 
underthe semester system duringthe 
academic year. Two summer ses- 
sions of five weeks each, plus a ten 
week session in the evening make up 
the summer schedule. 


The University's Division of Con- 
tinuing Education offers a variety of 
educational opportunities to adults 
in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In- 
cluded are credit courses in the lib- 
eral arts and business, non-credit 
courses, and educational experi- 
ences designed to meet the specific 
needs of employers of organizations 
and members of vocational groups. 


An evening — weekend credit pro- 
gram serves two groups: those wish- 
ing to take a limited number of 
courses for special purposes and 
those who desire to earn baccalaure- 
ate degrees. Degree programs are of- 
fered in Accounting, Business Ad- 
ministration, Economics, and Gen- 
eral Studies. Classes meet two nights 
a week (Monday and Wednesday; 
Tuesday and Thursday) and on Satur- 
day mornings. The academic year is 

divided into three full terms — fall, 
spring and summer — and an abbre- 
viated term in May. To qualify for the 
special tuition rates offered evening 
— weekend students, a student must 
take all courses in the evenings or on 


The Division of Continuing Educa- 
tion serves as the University's com- 
munity service arm as it provides 
non-credit courses for adults. Care- 
fully planned courses meet varying 
educational needs of adults in the 
University's service area. Classes 
meet on weekday evenings in fall, 
winter and spring terms. 


Training needs of organizations of 
business, industry and government 
and vocational groups in the north 
Atlanta area are met through individ- 
ually designed seminars, workshops 
and conferences. Emphasis is placed 
on training for managers, with a Cer- 
tificate in Management awarded to 
individuals who complete the pre- 
scribed course of study. 

Additional information is available 
from the Dean of Continuing Educa- 
tion, telephone number 404-233- 


The Curriculum 


Oglethorpe's curriculum is ar- 
ranged in six general divisions: Hu- 
manities; Social Studies; Science; 
Education and Behavioral Sciences; 
Business and Economics; and Grad- 
uate Studies. Academic areas in- 
cluded within each are the follow- 

Division I: The Humanities 



Foreign Languages 




Division VI: Graduate 

M.A. Early Childhood and 
Middle Grades Education 

Under the semester system, the cur- 
riculum offers courses of three and 
four hours credit. A full-time student 
carries a normal academic load of 
five courses during each term. 

A minimum of one hundred and 
twenty hours (or their equivalent for 
transfer students) is necessary for 
graduation. Some programs may re- 
quire additional credit. A core pro- 
gram according to the following 
schedule is required of all four-year 

Division II: Social Studies 

Political Studies 

Division III: Science 

Medical Technology 

Division IV: Education 
and Behavioral Sciences 

Early Childhood Education 

Middle Grades Education 

Secondary Education 



Social Work 

Division V: Business 
and Economics 


Business Administration 



At Oglethorpe University, each 
student is required to complete a co- 
hesive group of courses. It is the opin- 
ion of the faculty that these courses 
are essential to a well rounded un- 
dergraduate course of study. Some 
institutions have distribution require- 
ments. That is, students are required 
to take a certain number of credit 
hours in each department. However, 
it is our belief that this "cafeteria no- 
tion" of course selection is less suc- 
cessful in providing essential knowl- 
edge and skills than is the planned 
and cohesive core which is required 
at Oglethorpe. 

In addition, it continues to be Uni- 
versity policy to provide instruction 
of the highest quality in the core 
courses. No graduate assistants are 
used. The courses are taught by well- 
trained faculty members. It is not un- 
usual to find a large percentage of 
these courses taught by senior faculty 


Thefollowing is the core program: 

Western Civilization 

I and II 6 hours 

United States Government 3 hours 

One of the following: 3 hours 

Modern World 

International Relations 

Constitutional Law 

American History 

Principles of Economics I 3 hours 

Introduction to Sociology 3 hours 

Introduction to Psychology 3 hours 

One of the following: 3 hours 

Introduction to Philosophy 

Ethics and Social Issues 

*English Composition 0-9 hours 

One of the following: 3 hours 

Music Appreciation 

Art Appreciation 
Two of the following: 6 hours 

American Literature I 

American Literature II 

English Literature I 

English Literature II 

English Literature III 

English Literature IV 

Western World Literature I 

Western World Literature II 

Mathematics 3 hours 

"Biological Science 3 hours 

""Physical Science 3 hours 


In the following section, the 
courses are listed numerically by 
area within their respective Divi- 
sions. Each course is designated by a 
fourdigit number. The first digit indi- 
cates the course level. (For example: 
freshman is 1 ; sophomore, 2 etc.) 
The second and third digits designate 
the discipline. Each level of offerings 
assumes the earlier completion of 
necessary prerequisites. The number 
of hours refers to the semester hours 
credit per term allowed for the 
course. The designation "3+3" or 
"4+4" indicates that the course 

carries 6 or 8 semester hours of 
credit, respectively, for two semes- 
ters of work. 


Upon entering Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity all students are assigned a fac- 
ulty mentor who assists them in the 
preparation of their academic pro- 
gram. Responsibility, however, for 
taking the requisite core and major 
courses rests exclusively with the stu- 
dent. A student may declare a major 
at any time during the freshman or 
sophomore year by filing the appro- 
priate form with the Registrar's Of- 
fice. Changes of major must also be 
submitted to the Registrar for ap- 
proval. Each student must declare a 
major before completing 60 semester 

In addition to the required core 
program, most of the majors include 
three levels of courses; those pre- 
scribed for the major, directed elec- 
tives recommended as immediately 
related to the major, and free elec- 
tives allowed to enable each student 
to widen his intellectual interests. 
Variations of each program are possi- 
ble, accordingto the particular needs 
of the student and the regulations of 
each department. Majors programs 
are offered in the following: 



Business Administration 



Education-Early Childhood 

Education-Middle Grades 



•Exemption may be granted based upon the student's scores on the composition placement test. This test is usually administered 
the day before registration. 
"One of the following may be substituted for this requirement — Biology I, Biology II, Botany I, Botany II. 
***One of the following may be substituted for this requirement — Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Physics I, Physics I!, Principles of 
Science I, Principles of Science II. 


General Studies 



Medical Technology 



Political Studies 




Students seeking a broadly based 
educational experience involving 
the types of programs generally 
found at a liberal arts college as well 
as the specialized training offered by 
a professional college may consider 
a dual degree opportunity. Ogle- 
thorpe University and The Atlanta 
College of Art offer a joint program 
for students interested in a career in 
the visual arts. In this program, the 
student enrolls at Oglethorpe for two 
years, completes sixty semester 
hours of work, including the core re- 
quirements, and then enrolls at The 
Atlanta College of Art for approxi- 
mately three years. 

The student is required to com- 
plete 3 credit hours in Art Apprecia- 
tion and at least 6 credit hours in Art 
Studio electives at Oglethorpe. In ad- 
dition, the student completes six 
credit hours in second semester 
Foundation Design at The Atlanta 
College of Art, preferably during the 
fourth semester at Oglethorpe. (This 
requirement or an equal substitute 
must be met before the student is en- 
rolled for Introductory Studio classes 
at ACA.) 

Upon successful competion of all 
of the core requirements plus the 
aforementioned art electives, the stu- 
dent enrolls at The Atlanta College of 
Art and completes 78 credit hours in 
Introductory and Advanced Studio 

and 12 credit hours in Art History 

Upon completion of the joint pro- 
gram, the student receives the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts from Oglethorpe 
and the degree of Bachelor of Fine 
Arts from The Atlanta College of Art. 
Students participating in the dual- 
degree program must meet the en- 
trance requirements of both institu- 


Oglethorpe University is asso- 
ciated with the Georgia Institute of 
Technology and Auburn University 
in combined programs of liberal arts 
and engineering. The programs re- 
quire the student to complete three 
years at Oglethorpe University and 
the final two years at one of the engi- 
neering schools. The three years at 
Oglethorpe include general educa- 
tion courses and prescribed courses 
in mathematics and the physical sci- 
ences. The two years of technical 
education require the completion of 
courses in one of the branches of 

The recommendation of the engi- 
neering advisory committee at the 
end of the three years of liberal stu- 
dies is sufficient to guarantee the 
student's admission to the engi- 
neering programs. In this combined 
plan, the two degrees which are 
awarded upon the successful com- 
pletion of the program are the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts by Oglethorpe 
University and the degree of Bache- 
lor of Science in Engineering by the 
engineering school. Because the pre- 
engineering schools are slightly dif- 
ferent, the student is well advised to 
consult early and frequently with the 
members of the engineering advisory 



The General Studies Major is 
available to students who prefer not 
to select a specific major. The degree 
awarded is Bachelor of Arts in Gen- 
eral Studies. 

The General Studies Major con- 
sists of the following: completion of 
the basic core requirements; com- 
pletion of a sufficient number of 
course hours to complete the 1 20 se- 
mester hours prescribed for an 
Oglethorpe degree; completion of a 
coherent sequence of courses in- 
cluding at least 1 8 semester hours in 
onediscipline and 12 semester hours 
in another discipline (in thefirstcate- 
gory no more than two courses could 
be core requirements, and in the sec- 
ond category only one could be a 
core requirement); and completion 
of at least 36 semester hours in 
courses designated as advanced 

Concentrations in General Studies 
also include Pre-law, Pre-Medicine, 
Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Nursing, Post- 
Nursing, Pre-Optomety, Pre- 
Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, 
Pre-Seminary, and Metro Life Stu- 

Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental 

Students interested in attending 
medical or dental schools should 
consult the catalogs of these schools 
to be able to plan an undergraduate 
program to fulfill their requirements. 
A summary of the requirements of all 
medical schools is available in the 
annual bulletin of the Association of 
American Medical Colleges. 

Specific premedical course re- 
quirements vary among the schools. 
However, all recognize the impor- 
tance of a broad educational back- 

ground. A coordinated program 
which includes extensive study in the 
natural sciences, development of 
communication skills, and study of 
the social sciences and humanities is 
most desirable. 

Students should consult regularly 
with both the medical school cata- 
logs and the premedical advisor on 
the Oglethorpe campus. It must be 
recognized that medical schools set 
certain minimum science and math- 
ematics requirements for applicants. 
These minimum requirements can be 
met by completion of the following 
courses: General Chemistry I and II, 
Biology I and II, Calculus I, Elemen- 
tary Quantitative Analysis, Organic 
Chemistry I and II, Biochemistry, 
Physics I and II, and four additional 
directed electives in Biology. 

Professional option is available to 
highly qualified students. Thisoption 
allows pre-medical students to enter 
their respective professional pro- 
grams at the end of the junior year. 
Credit is awarded at Oglethorpe for 
the academic credit earned during 
the first year of medical school. 


A program of study for students in- 
terested in nursing is available at 
Oglethorpe. This program consists of 
60 semester hours (two years) of 
study in the liberal arts and sciences 
which are to be taken at Oglethorpe. 
After completion of this program, the 
student may complete the require- 
ments for the R.N. degree at any ac- 
credited program of nursing. Sixty 
hours of credit are awarded for the 
R.N. degree and the student is then 
eligibleforgraduation with the Bach- 
elor of Arts degree in General Stu- 
dies. In addition to completing the 
requirements for the R.N. degree, the 


student is required to successfully 
complete the following courses; 
Freshman English I and II, College 
Mathematics, Biology I and II, litera- 
ture sequence (see core program), In- 
troduction to Psychology, Introduc- 
tion to Sociology, Principles of Eco- 
nomics I, General Chemistry I and II, 
Genetics, Physiology, Microbiology, 
and two electives. Pre-nursing stu- 
dents are exempt from general core 
requirements not listed above. 


This concentration is designed for 
students who have been awarded the 
R.N. degree from an accredited pro- 
gram in nursing. The varied nature of 
the applicant's academic back- 
ground necessitates a flexible pro- 
gram leading to the degree of Bache- 
lor of Arts in Post-Nursing. Require- 
ments for this concentration include 
the successful completion of eight 
core courses (24 semester hours) not 
previously taken. These courses are 
listed in the section of this catalog 
dealing with the University's general 
core program. In addition, students 
take twelve directed electives (36 se- 
mester hours) depending upon their 
special needs and interests. These 
courses are determined in consulta- 
tion with the Post-Nursing advisor or 
the Dean of the College. Successful 
completion of the R.N. degree and 
the 60 semester hours described 
above lead to the Bachelor of Arts in 
General Studies. 

matics and the biological and physi- 
cal sciences. Upon successful com- 
pletion of the two year program at 
Oglethorpe, an additional two years 
of specialized course work at an ac- 
credited school of optometry leads to 
the degree Doctor of Optometry. The 
Oglethorpe student should enroll in 
the following courses for the first two 
years: Biology (8 hours), General 
Chemistry (8 hours), Physics (8 
hours), Microbiology (4 hours), Psy- 
chology (3 hours), Calculus I and II (6 
hours), English (6 hours), and elec- 
tives (18 hours). 


The pre-pharmacy program is de- 
signed as preparation for pharmacy 
careers and develops the student's 
background in the liberal arts and 
sciences. The program involves suc- 
cessful completion of three years at 
Oglethorpe, followed by specialized 
study at an accredited school of phar- 

The courses required at 
Oglethorpe during the first two years 
are: Biology (8 hours), General 
Chemistry (8 hours), Organic Chem- 
istry (8 hours), Physics (4 hours), En- 
glish (6 hours), Economics (3 hours), 
College Mathematics (3 hours), and 
electives (21 hours). 

An additional year of pharma- 
ceutical study may qualify the stu- 
dent for the degree Doctor of Phar- 


Undergraduates planning a career 
in optometry must complete two 
years of courses in the arts and sci- 
ences, with emphasis on achieving 
advanced proficiency in mathe- 

Pre-Veterinary Medicine 

Undergraduates planning to at- 
tend a school of veterinary medicine 
should consult the catalogs of these 
schools to ensure completion all spe- 
cific requirements. Mentors at 
Oglethorpe work closely with these 


students and advise them on the un- 
dergraduate coursework. Emphasis 
for the pre-veterinary program is on 
achieving advanced proficiency in 
mathematics and sciences. Mini- 
mum requirements for the program 
can be met by completion of the fol- 
lowing courses: English Composition 
I and II, Physics I and II, Biology I and 
II, Microbiology, Inorganic Chemis- 
try (two courses), Organic Chemistry 
(two courses), Biochemistry, Calcu- 
lus I and II, an advanced Biology 
elective, and other electives (15 
hours); Genetics is strongly recom- 


Pre-seminary students should plan 
a liberal artscurriculum with empha- 
sis on philosophy, religion, En- 
glish and foreign language courses. A 
faculty mentor will aide in the selec- 
tion of a particular field of study. For 
furtherguidance, the chairman of the 
Humanities Division makes availa- 

ble a list of courses recommended by 
the American Association of Theo- 
logical Schools. Juniors and seniors 
are encouraged to take an internship 
related to their course work. 

Metro Life Studies 

This program is designed for stu- 
dents interested in graduate study or 
careers in the public or private sec- 
tors concerned with the develop- 
ment of cities. The Metro Life Studies 
program provides a multi-disciplin- 
ary view of the complex urban condi- 

The courses recommended for this 
concentration are United States Eco- 
nomic and Business History, Ameri- 
can History I and II, American City, 
State and Local Government, Metro- 
politan Planning, Public Administra- 
tion, Social Problems, The Commu- 
nity, Social Psychology, Criminol- 
ogy, Population, Economics II, Labor 
Economics, and Public Finance. 


Division I Humanities 

To insure the orderly completion of the program, the student should consult 
with the appropriate faculty member in the department or division at the time 
of his first registration. It is important that each student have his program fully 
planned from the outset so that he may be aware of departmental and 
divisional requirements and allowable substitutions and alternatives. 


Students who major in English are required to take Western World Litera- 
ture I; English Literature I, II, III and IV; American Literature I and II; Modern 
Literature; and four electives from among upper (3000 and 4000) level 
courses, excluding Creative Writing. 

C120. Basic English 3 hours 

This course is for students who need special help in English. It emphasizes 
the fundamentals of grammar and composition. Students assigned to this 
course will take it as a prerequisite to CI 21 . 

CI 21. English Composition I 3 hours 

A course designed to improve writing skills through practice. Students will 
write several short papers, study a variety of essay strategies, and review 

C122. English Composition II 3 hours 

Short papers and the research paper, introduction to literary criticism and 
other kinds of specialized writing. 

1121, 1122. Public Speaking I, II 3+3 hours 

Seeks to develop skills in the techniques of effective public speaking. The 
format is designed to produce a poised, fluent, and articulate student by actual 
experience, which will include the preparation and delivery of formal and 
informal talks on approved subjects. 

2120. Communication Skills Development 3 hours 

This course is designed specifically for adults who wish to improve their 
communication skills. A general introduction to communication theory will 
be followed by in-class laboratory experiences designed to enhance clearer, 
more exact, and more effective communication, including written, verbal, 
and non-verbal communication skills. Prerequisite: CI 21 English Composi- 
tion I and C122 English Composition II or permission of the instructor. 
Evening students only. 

2121, 2122. Western World Literature I, II 3+3 hours 

A study of the writings that form a background to Western culture: Greek 
mythology and drama, Roman and Medieval writings, the Renanissance, and 


works of major writers from the continent, such as Dante, Goethe, Tolstoy, 
Mann, and Kafka. 

2123. English Literature I 3 hours 

{Beowulf to Shakespeare) 

Reading and discussion of English literature from its beginning to 1616. 
Among the writers and works that may be studied are Beowulf, Sir Gawain 
and the Green Knight, Chaucer, Malory, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, and 

2124. English Literature II 3 hours 

(Donne to Johnson) 

A survey of the poetry, drama, and prose in English written by major authors 
between 1 600 and 1 780, such as Johnson, Webster, Donne, Brown, Herbert, 
Milton, Dryden, Pope and Johnson. 

2125. English Literature III 3 hours 

(Fielding to Keats) 

Reading and discussion of the poetry and prose written by major authors 
between 1 740 and 1 830. Authors studied might include Blake, Wordsworth, 
Byron, Keats, Fielding, Richardson, Austen, Emily and Charlotte Bronte. 

2126. English Literature IV 3 hours 

(Browning to Hardy) 

A survey of Victorian and early 20th century British literatures. The poetry 
of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Hopkins, and Yeats will be considered, 
along with fiction by Dickens, Eliot, Thackeray, and Hardy, and the nonfic- 
tional prose of Ruskin and others. 

2127. American Literature I 3 hours 

A survey of fiction, poetry, essays, and journals written by Americans 
between 1 607 and 1 865. It explores how being American has affected these 
writers both as artists and as individuals, and relates that factor to other 
important aspects of the social, cultural, and intellectual history of the United 
States and Europe during this period. 

2128. American Literature II 3 hours 

A continuation of 2127, from the Civil War to about 1930, emphasizing 
major writers such as Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James Crane, Dreiser, 
Frost, Elliot, Stevens, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner. 

2129. Modern Literature 3 hours 

A study of British and some American literature written since 1900. The 
course will usually include both poetry and the novel and will survey major 
20th century authors. 

3121. Contemporary Literature (since 1945) 3 hours 

A study of literature written since 1 945. the course may emphasize poetry, 
drama, or the novel, and may include work in translation. (Offered every 
other year) 


3122. History of English Language 3 hours 

This course surveys the history and developments in usage of the English 
language and examines various methods of professional study of the lan- 
guage. Consideration is given to the major philosophical positions held by 
contemporary linguists with an examination of "new" linguistics, such as 
generative and transformational grammar. (Offered as a reading course.) 

3123. Shakespeare 3 hours 

An intensive study of the drama and non-dramatic poetry of William 

3124. Creative Writing 3 hours 

Introduction to the theory and practice of writing poetry and prose fiction. 
The student will be asked to submit written work each week. Prerequisites: 
English Composition I and II, Sophomore standing, and consent of instructor. 

3125. 3126. Studies in Drama 3+3 hours 

These courses trace the evolution of dramatic form from its inception in 
Ancient Greece to the work of contemporary dramatists, such as Pinter and 
Stoppard (Shakespeare will be studied separately in English 3123). Emphasis 
will vary from a broad historical survey to an intensive examination of 
particular period, such as Greek Tragedy, Restoration Comedy, or Modern 
Drama. Prerequisite: One sophomore level English course. (3125 and 3126 
usually offered in alternate years) 

3127, 3128 Studies in Poetry 3+3 hours 

Courses that attempt to increase the student's understanding of poetry 
through a study of its method, content, form, and effect. This study will be 
made through analysis of appropriate selections of poetry which may trace 
the historical development of poetry or concentrate on specific authors, 
genres, or literary periods. Prerequisite: One sophomore level English course. 
(3127 and 3128 usually offered in alternate years) 

3129, 3130. Studies in Fiction 3+3 hours 

Courses considering prose fiction from the earliest narratives of Apuleius 
and Petronious to 1945. Ancient Roman, Medieval, English, American, and 
continental narrative prose will be examined either in an inclusive survey or 
in an intensive concentration on a particular period or type, such as 
Bildungsroman, the Russian novel, or the Victorian novel. Prerequisite: One 
sophomore level English course. (3129 and 3130 usually offered in alternate 

4121, 4122. Special Topics in Literature and Culture 3+3 hours 

Courses relating literature with aspects of social and intellectual history or a 
particular issue or theme. Possible offerings may include Women in Litera- 
ture, American Civilization, Black (or other ethnic) literature, Popular Cul- 
ture, the literature of a single decade, Children's Literature, and myth and 
Folklore in Literature. Prerequisite: One sophomore level English course. 
(4121 and 4122 usually offered in alternate years) 


4123, 4124. Major British and American Authors 3+3 hours 

An intensive study of between one and five English and/or American 
writers. Prerequisites: Appropriate surveys from among English 2121, 2123, 
2124, 2125, 2126, 2127, 2128, 2129. (4123 and 4124 offered in alternate 


C181. Art Appreciation 3 hours 

A survey of the development of art styles from the Prehistoric era to the 
twentieth-century, including discussion of the major artists of each period, 
their culture, purpose, materials and«techniques. 

1123. Introduction to Painting I 3 hours 

The student will become acquainted with fundamentals of drawing, picto- 
rial composition and painting methods. In each instance, problems of a 
specific nature will be given so that the student's work can be evaluated 
objectively. Works of contemporary artists will be discussed. 

1124. Introduction to Painting II 3 hours 

The student will experiment with a range of painting media, both traditional 
and contemporary. Advanced problems in structure will be assigned. Rela- 
tionship to form, content, and technique will be developed. 

1125. 1126. Drawing I, II 3 hours 

A systematic exploration of the visual potential of media with special 
emphasis on draftsmanship and design. 


C121. Music Appreciation: An Introduction to Music 3 hours 

An introduction to the materials, form, periods, and styles of music from the 
listener's point of view with emphasis on the relationship of music to all other 
art forms. 


1132, 1133. Music in Western Civilization I, II 3+3 hours 

A survey of Western music with analysis of representative works from all 
major periods. First semester, beginnings of music through the Classical 
Period; second semester, Beethoven, Romantic Period and Twentieth Cen- 
tury. Prerequisite: CI 31, or permission of instructor. 

2133. History of the Symphony 3 hours 

A survey of the development of the symphony from Haydn to the present 
with analysis of the important works of each composer. Prerequisite: C1 31 , or 
permission of instructor. 


2134. History and Literature of American Music 3 hours 

A survey of the major trends and developments of American Music begin- 
ning with New England Psalm singing through the present. Prerequisite: 
CI 31 , or permission of instructor. 

2135. History and Literature of Contemporary Music 3 hours 

A survey of the major trends and developments of music in this century 
beginning with Impressionism, and with emphasis on the relationship of 
music to all other art forms. Prerequisite: CI 31 , or permission of instructor. 

2136. Elementary Theory 3 hours 

An introduction to the elements of music theory and study of the materials 
and structure of music from the 14th to the 20th centuries. Prerequisite: C1 31 , 
or permission of instructor. 


1134. Collegiate Chorale 1 hour 

Study and performanceof sacred and secular choral music from all periods. 
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. 

1135. Oratorio Society 1 hour 

Study and performance of the larger sacred and secular choral works from 
all periods. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. 


1136. Voice and Piano 1 hour 

The study and practice of techniques and literature on an individual basis. 


1128, 1129. English as a Second Language I, II 3+3 hours 

Develops skills in written composition and reading in English toward the 
acquisition of adequate speed to allow students to progress satisfactorily in 
their chosen discipline. Open only to international students. 

1171, 1172. Elementary Spanish I, II 3+3 hours 

An elementary course in understanding, reading, writing and speaking 
contemporary Spanish, with emphasis on Latin American pronunciation and 
usage. Prerequisite: none for 1 1 71 ; 1171 for 1 1 72. 

1173, 1174. Elementary French I, II 3+3 hours 

A course in beginning college French designed to present a sound founda- 
tion in understanding, speaking, reading and writing contemporary French. 
The student spends three hours in the classroom and a minimum of one hour 
in the laboratory. Prerequisite: none for 1 1 73; 1 1 73 required for 1 1 74. 


1175, 1176. Elementary German I, II 3+3 hours 

A course in beginning college German designed to develop the ability to 
understand, speak, read, and write contemporary German. The student 
spends three hours in the classroom and a minimum of one hour in the 
laboratory each week. Prerequisite: none for 1 1 75; 11 75 for 1 1 76. 


The philosophy major consists of at least ten courses including the follow- 
ing: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics and Social Issues, History of Philoso- 
phy I and II, Formal Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, Existential- 
ism, Epistemology, and one additional directed elective in philosophy. 

C161. Introduction to Philosophy 3 hours 

A course designed to acquaint the student with the nature of philosophical 
thinking, through a study of certain philosophical questions such as the nature 
of mind and its relation to the body, human freedom and moral responsibility, 
and the origin and scope of human knowledge. The views of various philoso- 
phers on these subjects will be studied. 

C162. Ethics and Social Issues 3 hours 

A comparative study of the value systems of the past — those of Plato, 
Aristotle, Kant, Mill, James among others — may enable the student to arrive 
at a science of obligation or responsiblity. The implications of given systems 
for the problems of vocation, marriage, economics, politics, war, and race 
may also be emphasized. 

1163. Hebrew Prophets and Greek Philosophers 3 hours 

The development of Western culture was heavily influenced by Hebrew 
and Greek thought. This course traces the beginningof the historical develop- 
ment of such religious and philosphical concepts as social identity, political 
responsibility, individualism and our place in the world. 

2161. History of Philosophy I: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 3 hours 

A study of the development of philosophical thought in the West from the 
pre-Socratic Greek philosophers to the Medieval synthesis of Aquinas and the 
later Scholastics. 

2162. History of Philosophy II: Modern Philosophy 3 hours 

Western philosophy from the Renaissance through the "modern" era to 
about 1900. Includes the scientific revolution of the late Renaissance, the 
development of Continental rationalism and British empiricism, and Kant and 
the nineteenth century idealist movement. 

2163. Formal Logic 3 hours 

Provides the student with the basic methods of differentiating between 
valid and invalid argument forms. Both the traditional techniques and the 
newer symbolic methods are introduced. 


3160. History of Philosophy III: Twentieth Century Philosophy — 

The Analytic Tradition 3 hours 

A study of the analytic or linguistic movement in twentieth century philoso- 
phy, as developed primarily in England and America. Includes the philosophy 
of Bertrand Russell, logical positivism, Ludwig Wittgerstein, and the "ordi- 
nary language" philosophy of Austine and Ryle. 

3161. History of Philosophy IV: Twentieth Century Philosophy — 

The Existentialist Tradition 3 hours 

A study of European philosophy in the twentieth century, including an 
interpretive and critical analysis of the philosophy of "Existenz." Beginning 
with Kierkegaard and Nietzche, traces the movements of existentialism and 
phenomenology through its major representatives such as Heidegger, Sartre, 
and Camus. 

3162. Philosophy of Religion 3 hours 

An inquiry into the general subject of religion from the philosophical point 
of view. The course will seek to analyze concepts such as God, holy salvation, 
worship, creation, sacrifice, eternal life, etc., and to determine the nature of 
religious utterances in comparison with those of everyday life, scientific 
discovery, morality, and the imaginative expression of the arts. Prerequisite: 

3163. Metaphysics (Theory of Reality) 3 hours 

An intensive study of selected issues which are basic to our thought about 
ourselves and the world. Included will be such topics as personal identity, 
fate, the nature of space and time, and God as the cause of the universe. 
Prerequisite: CI 61 . 

4161. Epistemology (Theory of Knowledge) 3 hours 

A study of various issues concerned with the nature and validity of human 
knowledge. The topics studied will include the distinction between knowl- 
edge and belief, arguments for and against scepticism, preception and our 
knowledge of the physical world, and the nature of truth. Prerequisite: C161 . 

4162. Special Topics: Philosophers 3 hours 

Intensive studies of the thought of a single important philosopher or group 
of philosophers. Included underthis heading have been such courses as Plato, 
Immanuel Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason," and Asian philosophers. 

4163. Special Topics: Philosophical Issues and Problems 3 hours 

Studies of selected philosophical questions, usually of special relevance to 
the present day. Has included courses such as Philosophy of History, War and 
its justification, and Philosophical Issues in Women's Rights. 


The Oglethorpe University Far Eastern Summer Session offers an excep- 
tional opportunity for its students to undertake a program of study to several 


oriental cities. During the summer, students travel in the milieu of a great 
culture and study the origin, nature, and achievements of that particular 

This program is primarily directed to the undergraduate humanities pro- 
gram. The purpose of the session is to broaden the student's perspective by 
enhancing the understanding and appreciation of another culture. 

COURSE OF STUDY: The study program is organized around two related 
motifs. (1) Prior to the trip to the Far East, a four week seminar will be devoted 
to the understanding of Far Eastern cultures through the combined perspec- 
tives of geography and history, art and religion, economics and political 
science. Students will attend lectures by the instructor who will provide the 
leadership for the independent study group of the student's major interest. (2) 
There will be tours to the major culture monuments of Eastern cities. During 
the tour in the Far East students will engage in an independent study project of 
their choosing. 

APPLICATION: Application forms and further information may be ob- 
tained from the Director of the Far Eastern Tour. Students accepted in the 
program register at Oglethorpe University for the fol lowing courses in interna- 
tional studies. 

3115. Eastern Studies I 

3116. Eastern Studies II 

3 hours 
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The Oglethorpe University European Summer Session offers an exceptional 
opportunity for students to undertake a program of study in several European 
cities. Typically these cities include London, Cologne, Munich, Venice, 
Florence, Rome, Lucerne, and Paris. For three weeks students travel in the 
milieu of the great cultures of Europe and study the origin, nature, and 
achievements of those cultures. The primary emphasis of this course is first 
hand experience through tours of museums, palaces, factories, cathedrals, 
and gardens, as well as visits to famous theatres for performances, to monu- 
ments, prison-camp sites, and other points of historical interest. Activities of 
the trip are designed to develop a knowledge and appreciation of the histori- 
cal and cultural heritage of the western world in art, literature, architecture, 
and other areas. 

This travel experience is preceded by a series of orientation sessions during 
which the students select appropriate reading materials; prepare for new 
cultural experiences in languages, foods, money, etc., and begin selection of 
independent study projects. Upon return to the Oglethorpe campus students 
prepare an independent study project growing out of their experiences in 
Europe. All activities are supervised by the Director of the European Summer 

ELIGIBILITY: This session isopen to juniors, seniors, and graduate students 
in good standing. 

APPLICATION: Application forms and further information may be ob- 
tained from the Director. Students accepted in the program register at 
Oglethorpe University for the following courses: 

4117. Cultural Studies of Europe I 3 hours 

4118. Cultural Studies of Europe II 3 hours 


Division II Social Studies 

Each student, to insure the orderly completion of the program within the 
scope of the major, should consult with the appropriate faculty member in the 
department or division at the time of registration. It is important that each 
student's program be fully planned from the outset so that the student is aware 
of departmental and divisional requirements and allowable substitutions and 
alternatives. Each student must complete the core requirements within the 
scope of interpretation by responsible departmental or divisional advisors. In 
addition, each student must complete those departmental and divisional 
requirements as may apply to the specific degree. 


Students majoring in history are required to take a minimum of ten courses 
listed below. Of these ten, at least two European history and two American 
history courses are required. Normally each student is required to take five 
courses in political studies; related courses may be substituted. Students who 
plan to attend graduate school should take at least two courses in a foreign 

C211, C212. Western Civilization I, II 3+3 hours 

A course tracing the political, social, economic, and cultural developments 
of Western Civilization from its pre-historic origins through the second World 
War. The first semester treats the period from its beginnings to 1715, concen- 
trating on Graeco-Roman culture, the rise of Christianity, the formation of the 
modern state and the Renaissance and Reformation. The second semester 
deals with the story from 1 71 5 to 1945 with particular emphasis given to those 
developments which have contributed to the making of modern society. 
Prerequisite: none for C21 1 ; C21 1 required for C2 12. 

2211. United States Economic and Business History 3 hours 

The changing economic system with its developing problems is studied 
from the simple circumstances of Colonial times, through the emergent 
industrialism of the middle period, to the complex, specialized and diverse 
conditions of today. Historical causation, running like a multi-colored tread 
through this course, is found to consist of manifold strains. 

2212. Special Topics in History and Political Studies 3 hours 

Courses offered by division faculty members as need arises. 

2213. History of England to 1603 3 hours 

A survey of England from the Celtic era through the reign of Elizabeth I. 
Emphasis is placed upon political, consitutional and economic develop- 
ments. Prerequisite: C211, C212. 


2214. History of England from 1603 to the Present 3 hours 

A survey of England and the British Commonwealth from James I until the 
present. Emphasis is placed upon political, constitutional and economic 
developments. Prerequisite: C211, C212. 

3211. The Renaissance and Reformation 3 hours 

A study of the significant changes in European art, thought, and institutions 
during the period from 1300 to 1650. Prerequisite: C21 1, C212. 

3212. Europe 1650-1815 3 hours 

A course examining European society between the Reformation and the 
Napoleonic era. It will include the rise of the modern state, the economic 
revolution, constitutional monarchy, the Enlightenment, the Era of Revolu- 
tion, and the Age of Napoleon. Prerequisite: C21 1 , C21 2. 

3213. Europe in the Nineteenth Century 3 hours 

A study observing and analyzing the domestic and foreign policies of the 
major European powers in the period between the Congress of Vienna and the 
Paris Peace Conference following World War I. Prerequisite: C211, C212. 

3214. Europe Since 1918 3 hours 

An examination of European history since World War I, giving particular 
attention to the rise of the Communist, Fascist and National Socialist move- 
ments in Russia, Italy and Germany. It will also treat World War II and its 
aftermath. Prerequisite: C211, C212. 

3215. American History to 1865 3 hours 

A survey from Colonial times to 1865, concerned mainly with the major 
domestic developments of a growing nation. Prerequiste: C211, C212. 

3216. American History Since 1865 3 hours 

A survey from 1 865 to the present, concerned with the chief events which 
explain the growth of the United States to a position of world power. 

3217. The Age of Affluence: The United States Since 1945 3 hours 

An intensive, inter-disciplinary study of American life since World War II, 
that emphasizes political, economic and social developments. Foreign policy 
is considered principally with respect to its impact on domestic affairs. 
Prerequisite: C2 11, C2 12. 

3218. Georgia History 3 hours 

This course is a chronological examination of the history of Georgia from 
Colonial Period to the 20th Century. Emphasis is given to Old and New South 
themes, higher educational development with attention to the history of 
Oglethorpe, the transition from rural to urban life, and Georgia's role in 
contemporary American life. Prerequisite: 3215, 3216, or permission of the 


4212. Russian History 3 hours 

A survey of Russian history from the establishment of the Kievan state to the 
present. Special emphasis is placed upon the Soviet period, including such 
topics as the revolutions of 1 91 7, the role of Lenin in the establishment of the 
Soviet state, the Stalin period, World War II, the Khrushchev years and the era 
of Brezhnev. Prerequisite: C211, C212. 

4214. The Civil War and Reconstruction 3 hours 

A course for advanced history students givingdetailed attention to the chief 
features of the wartime period and the major changes ushered in by it. 
Prerequisite: 3215, 3216. 

4216. Twentieth Century American History 3 hours 

The course is an intensive study of American history from the Spanish- 
American War through 1 945. Special emphasis is placed on interpretation of 
significant developments in economics, politics, and social developments of 
the period. Prerequisite: 3215, 3216. 

4217. The American City 3 hours 

A survey of United States urban history which emphasizes the development 
of centers of industry, commerce, communications and culture. 

4222. Seminar on Japan 3 hours 

The course provides the student with a broad review of the setting and 
operation of public policymaking in contemporary Japan. The student is then 
afforded the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of a current 
public problem in Japan through the preparation of a seminar paper. Prerequi- 
site: 2221. 


The requirements for a major in political studies are satisfactory completion 
of at least ten of the courses listed below as well as five history electives. 
(Elective courses in economics, sociology, and mathematics may be substitu- 
ted for as many as two of the history electives.) 

Scheduling should be coordinated by a faculty member in political studies. 
Political studies majors who plan to attend law school should plan their 
schedule with the assistance of a political studies professor who is a PRE-LAW 

Undergraduate students planning to enter law school after graduation from 
Oglethorpe should realize that neither leading law schools nor the American 
Bar Association endorse a particular pre-law major. The student is advised, 
however, to take courses that enhance the basic skills of a liberally educated 
person; reading with comprehension, writing, speaking, and reasoning in 
quantitative terms. The student is encouraged to become more familiar with 
political, economic, and social institutions as they have developed histori- 
cally and as they function in contemporary society. Students are referred to 
the Pre-Law Handbook, which is available from the pre-law advisors, for a 
more complete discussion of the desirable aspects of a pre-law curriculum. 


C222. United States Government 3 hours 

A course that combines basic political theory with a study of the principles, 
practices and structure of the American political system with emphasis on the 
federal level. 

2221. The Modern World 3 hours 

The factors and forces which shape the political modernization of tradi- 
tional societies are discussed. Special attention is given to Japanese and 
Chinese modernization and generally to the efforts of non-Western societies 
to achieve political, economic, and social development. 

2222. State and Local Government 3 hours 

A survey of the origin, development and continuing problems of state and 
local government, with specific focus on the politics of the metropolis. 
Prerequisite: C222. 

2223. Constitutional Law 3 hours 

A study of the beginning and circuitous development of our organic law 
through an examination of the Supreme Court and its leading decisions. 
Prerequisite: C222. 

2224. International Relations 3 hours 

An introduction to the study of world politics. Thecourse isdesigned togive 
the student a methodological overview of the field, while providing substan- 
tive data on current world problems. 

3221. Comparative Government 3 hours 

An analytical study of the political traditions and the modern institutions of 
selected foreign countries, following logically a similar study of the govern- 
ment of the United States. The governments of Britain, France, and the Soviet 
Union will be given special emphasis. Prerequisite: C211, C212, C222. 

3222. American Political Parties 3 hours 

A study in depth of the development of party allignments in the United 
States, together with an analysis of their sources of power, including political 
opinion. Prerequisite: C222. 

3223. European Political Thought 3 hours 

An examination of the continuing development of political theory from the 
time of Machiavelli to that of Jeramy Bentham, based on the writings of major 
political thinkers during that period. Prerequisite: C211, C212. 

3224. Metropolitan Planning 3 hours 

A detailed study of municipal planning with emphasis on policy formation 
and the implementation process. 

4221. Public Administration 3 hours 

A survey of the structure and operational format of the bureaucracy at the 
Federal level of government. Special emphasis is placed on the budgetary 
process and the problem of administrative responsibility. Prerequisite: C222. 


4223. Diplomacy of the United States 3 hours 

An intensive study of major developments in American diplomacy from the 
end of the Civil War until 1945. Prerequisite: C21 1, C212, C222; recommen- 
ded, 3215, 3216. 


Division HI Science 

To insure the orderly completion of the program, the student should consult 
with the appropriate faculty member in the department or division at the time 
of the first registration. It is important that each student's program be fully 
planned from the outset so that the student is aware of departmental and 
divisonal requirements and allowable substitutions and alternatives. Each 
student must complete the core requirements within the scope of interpreta- 
tion by responsible departmental or divisional advisors. In addition, each 
student must complete those departmental and divisional requirements as 
may apply to the specific degree. 

Three semesters of the course "Science Seminar" (2351 , described under 
Biology below) are required for all science majors. 


The requirements for a major in Biology are as follows: in sequence, 
General Biology I and II, Microbiology, Genetics, Comparative Vertebrate 
Anatomy, Human Physiology plus four additional directed Biology courses; 
General Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, Elementary Quantita- 
tive Analysis; Physics I and II; six semester hours of mathematics; three 
semester hours of Science Seminar. 

1311, 1312. General Biology I, II 4+4 hours 

An introduction to modern biology. The courses include the basic princi- 
ples of plant and animal biology, with emphasis on structure, function, 
evolutionary relationships, ecology and behavior. Lectures and laboratory. 
Prerequisite: 1311 must precede 1312, and it is recommended that both 
semesters be contiguous within an academic year. 

2311. Microbiology 4 hours 

An introduction to the biology of viruses, bacteria, algae, and fungi. Con- 
sideration is given to phylogenetic relationships, taxonomy, physiology, and 
economic or pathogenic significance of each group. Lecture and laboratory. 
Prerequisite: 1311, 1312, 1321, 1322. 

2312. Genetics 4 hours 

An introduction to the study of inheritance. The classical patterns of Men- 
delian inheritance are related to the control of metabolism and development. 
Lectures. Prerequisite: 1311, 1312. 

2351. Science Seminar 1 hour 

This course is designed to give practice in the preparation, delivery, and 
discussion of scientific papers. The three semesters required (for which one 
credit is given per semester) may be scheduled at any time beyond the 
student's freshman year. Meetings of the science seminar are normally held 
twice each month during the regular academic year. Each science major will 


be expected to prepare, deliver, and defend a paper for at least one seminar 
meetingduringthe three semester period of enrollment; other seminar papers 
will be presented not only by students but also by invited speakers, including 
members of the science faculty. 

3311. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4 hours 

An intensive study of the structural aspects of selected vertebrate types. 
These organisms are studied in relation to their evolution and development. 
The laboratory involves detailed examination of representative vertebrate 
specimens. Prerequisite: 1311, 1312. 

3312. Human Physiology 4 hours 

A detailed analysis of human functions that deals primarily with the interac- 
tions involved in the operation of complex human systems. Lecture and 
laboratory, prerequisite: 1311, 1312, 1321, 1322. 

3313. Embryology 4 hours 

A course dealing with the development biology of animals. Classical 
observations are considered along with more recent experimental embryol- 
ogy. In the lab living and prepared examples of developing systems in 
representative invertebrates and vertebrates are considered. Prerequisite: 
1311, 1312, 1321, 1322. 

3315. Cell Biology 4 hours 

An in-depth consideration of cell ultrastructure and the molecular mecha- 
nism of cell physiology. Techniques involving the culturing and preparation 
of cells and tissues for experimental examination are carried out in the 
laboratory. Prerequisite: 1311, 1312, 1321, 1322. Offered fall semester of 
odd numbered years. 

3316. Advanced Topics in Biology 4 hours 

Advanced course and laboratory work in selected areas of biology. Labora- 
tory and lectures. Prerequisites: 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312. Currently: Ad- 
vanced Botany, offered spring semester of even number years; and Biochem- 

4312. Ecology 4 hours 

A course dealing with the relationships between individual organisms and 
their environments. The emphasis is on the development of populations and 
interactions between populations and their physical surroundings. Lectures 
and laboratory. Prerequisites: 131 1, 1312, 1321, 1 322, 231 1 . Offered spring 
semester of odd numbered years. 

4313. Evolution 4 hours 

A course dealing with the various biological disciplines and their meaning 
in an evolutionary context. Also, a consideration of evolutionary mechanisms 
and the various theories concerning them. Prerequisite: 1311, 1312, 1321, 
1322. Offered fall semester of even numbered years. 



The requirements for a major in Chemistry are as follows: General Chemis- 
try I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, Elementary Quantitative Analysis, 
Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Physical Chemistry I and II (plus labora- 
tory), Inorganic Chemistry (plus laboratory), Biochemistry, Polymer Chemis- 
try, Advanced Organic Chemistry, and Senior Research in Chemistry. 

1321, 1322. General Chemistry I, II 4 + 4 hours 

An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, including a 
study of the theories of the structure of atoms and molecules and the nature of 
the chemical bond; the properties of gases, liquids, and solids; the rates and 
energetics of chemical reactions; the properties of solutions; chemical equi- 
libria; electrochemistry; and the chemical behavior of representative ele- 
ments. The course includes a weekly three-hour laboratory, designed to 
provide immediate experimental confirmation of the lecture material. Prereq- 
uisite or co-requisite: a course in elementary algebra and trigonometry. 

2321. Elementary Quantitative Analysis 4 hours 

An introduction to elementary analytical chemistry, including gravimetric, 
volumetric, and spectrophotometric methods of analysis. Emphasis in lec- 
tures is on the theory of analytical separations; solubility, complex, acid-base, 
and redox equilibria; the use of light as an analytical tool; and elementary 
electrochemical methods. The course includes one three-hour laboratory 
period per week, during which analyses are carried out illustrating the 
methods discussed in lecture. Intended for both chemistry majors and those 
enrolled in preprofessional programs in other physical sciences and in the 
health sciences. Prerequisite: 1322. 

2322. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis 4 hours 

A discussion of the principles and applications of modern instrumentation 
used in analytical chemistry. The "black boxes" used in academic, industrial, 
and medical analytical laboratories are explored and analyzed, and their 
advantages and limitations compared and contrasted. The course includes 
two three-hour laboratory periods per week, during which analyses are 
carried out involving the use of such tools as ultraviolet, visible, and infrared 
spectrophotometry; atomic absorption spectrophotometry; potentiometry, 
including use of the pH meter; polarography; conductometry; gas chromato- 
graphy; and nuclear magnetic resistance spectrophotometry. Prerequisite: 

2324, 2325. Organic Chemistry I, II 4 + 4 hours 

An introductory course in the principles and theories of organic chemistry. 
Laboratory work involves the preparation of simple compounds and the 
identification of functional groups. Prerequisite: 1321, 1322. 

3322, 3323. Physical Chemistry I, II 3 + 3 hours 

A systematic study of the foundations of chemistry, including the laws of 
thermodynamics as applied to ideal and real gases, chemical reactions, and 
equilibria, and electrochemistry; the rates of chemical reactions, including 


the deduction of rate laws and mechanisms; the kinetic theory of gases; 
applications of quantum mechanics to questions of atomic and molecular 
structure and spectra; and the fundamental principles of statistical me- 

3325. Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2 hours 

Intended to complement the physical chemistry lecture course, this course 
provides the student with an introduction to physicochemical experimenta- 
tion. Co-requisite: 3323. 

4321. Inorganic Chemistry 3 hours 

A systematic study of the chemistry of inorganic compounds. Topics dis- 
cussed include the application of quantum mechanics and thermodynamics 
to the structures of inorganic compounds and to the nature of acids and bases 
and also the descriptive chemistry of inorganic compounds. Offered in Spring 
semester of alternate years. Prerequisite: 3323. 

4322. Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 hours 

A discussion of selected reactions and theories in organic chemistry. Em- 
phasis is placed on reaction mechanisms and reactive intermediates encoun- 
tered in organic synthesis. Offered in Fall semester of alternate years. Prereq- 
uisite: 2324, 2325. 

4323. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 2 hours 

Intended to complement the inorganic chemistry course, this course pro- 
vides experience in the methods of preparation and characterization of 
inorganic compounds. Co-requisite: 4321. 

4324. Polymer Chemistry 3 hours 

A survey of the various reactions used to synthesize polymers. The kinetic 
and thermodynamic features of the step and chain polymerization reactions 
are emphasized. Offered in Fall semester of alternate years. Prerequisite: 
2324, 2325. 

4325. Biochemistry 3 hours 

An introduction to the chemistry of living systems. The course will investi- 
gate the formation and function of various molecules within living organisms. 
Also the metabolic pathways of nutrients will be studied. Offered in Spring 
semester. Prerequisite: 2324, 2325. 


Students working toward the degree Bachelor of Science in Medical Tech- 
nology can undertake clinical training at any appropriately accredited institu- 
tion after successful completion of prerequisite academic course-work at 
Oglethorpe University. Prerequisites for clinical programs vary among institu- 
tions; therefore, students should seek additional advisement from the pro- 
gram to which they are applying. This will enable the student and the 
Oglethorpe mentor to design the proper sequence of courses and to establish 


an appropriate time frame for completion of degree requirements. Courses to 
be completed at Oglethorpe will usually include the following: General 
Biology I and II, Microbiology, Human Physiology, General Chemistry I and 
II, Organic Chemistry I and II, Elementary Quantitative Analysis, College 
Mathematics or Calculus I, and appropriate core courses. At least 60 semester 
hours must be completed at Oglethorpe in order to be eligible for an 
Oglethorpe degree in Medical Technology. 


The object of the course of studies leading to an undergraduate degree in 
Mathematics is to provide the student with a broad background and skills in 
the major areas of classical analysis, together with an introduction to principal 
topics in contemporary formal mathematics and its historical background. 
The mathematics courses required are as follows: College Mathematics, 
Calculus l-IV, Applied Mathematics I and II, Modern Algebra I and II, and 
Special Topics in Theoretical Mathematics I and II. In addition, a year of 
Calculus based physics — Physics I and II — is to be taken concurrently with 
Calculus I and II. Mechanics I and II, Formal Logic, and three semesters of 
Science Seminar (2351) are also required. 

It is recognized that material equivalent to College Mathematics is often 
taken in high school. Credit for this course can be obtained by passing an 
examination with a grade of C or better for advanced standing. Transfer 
students with credits in required mathematics courses must similarly pass an 
examination in these subjects before advanced standing is given to ensure 
that they possess the requisite level of skill. 

P331. General Mathematics 3 hours 

An introductory course covering college arithmetic and introductory alge- 
bra preparatory to a college algebra course. It will (1) offer students review 
and reinforcement of previous mathematics learning, and (2) provide mature 
students with a quick but thorough training in basic skills. Does not satisfy the 
core requirements in Mathematics. 

1330. College Mathematics 3 hours 

Thiscourse isdesigned todevelop essential mathematical skills required of 
all students and satisfies the core requirement. A study of elementary func- 
tions and coordinate geometry, it will treat among other topics the algebra of 
polynomials, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, line equations, 
conic sections and polar coordinates. An extra hour of mathematics labora- 
tory is given each week to develop problem solving skills. 

1331, 1332. Calculus I, II 3 + 3 hours 

The first year of a two year sequence taught on the level of the well-known 
text of Thomas. The emphasis in this course is on the acquisition of skill in the 
differentiation and integration of elementary functions; to this end, there will 
be one hour per week of mathematics laboratory in addition to the lectures. 
The course will provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts of limit, 
continuity, Rolle's Theorem, Mean Value Theorem, applications to maxima 


and minima, curve tracing, arc length, area and volume, etc. Prerequisite: 

1330 (or by examination). Students with Mathematics, Physics or Engineering 
concentrations are advised to take this sequence in their Freshman year, 
concurrently with Physics I and II. 

2331, 2332. Calculus III, IV 3 + 3 hours 

The continuation of 1 331 and 1 332. The first semester treats mainly plane 
and solid analytic geometry, vectors and parametric equations on the basis of 
the Calculus. The second semester deals with partial differentiation, multiple 
integration, infinite series, complex functions and provides an introduction to 
differential equations. There will beemphasison drill in problem solving with 
an additional one hour per week of mathematics laboratory. Prerequisites: 

1331 and 1332 (or by examination). 

2333. Differential Equations 3 hours 

This is an intermediate level treatment to be taken after completion of the 
first year of the Calculus sequence (1 331 and 1 332) by students majoring in 
Chemistry, Business and other areas for which an elementary knowledge of 
differential equations is useful. The course will treat elementary methods of 
solution of ordinary linear homogeneous and inhomogeneous differential 
equations with a variety of applications. Mathematics, Physics and Engi- 
neering concentrators are advised not to take this course, but rather the 
Applied Mathematics sequence (3332 and 3333) in the Junior year. Prerequi- 
sites: 1331 and 1332 (or by examination). 

3332, 3333. Applied Mathematics I, II 3 + 3 hours 

The purpose of this course is to provide Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry 
and Engineering concentrators with an introduction to important mathemati- 
cal techniques having wide-spread application. The first semester will treat 
functions of a complex variable, linear differential equations of second order, 
Fourier Transforms, and partial differential equations. The second semester 
deals largely with special functions: Strum-Liouville systems, Legendre, Bes- 
sel and Hermite functions; Fourier-Bessel expansions and spherical har- 
monics. There will also be a treatment of infinite-dimensional vector spaces, 
Green's functions, variational methods, travelling waves and radiation, scat- 
tering, perturbation methods and tensors. The text will be on the level of 
Butkov, Mathematical Physics. Prerequisites: 1331, 1332,2331, 2332. Rec- 
ommended for the Junior year. 

3334, 3335. Modern Algebra 3 + 3 hours 

An introduction to basic topics in formal mathematics, including number 
theory, theory of groups, vectors and vector spaces, linear transformations, 
matrix algebra, determinants and canonical forms, to be taught on the level of 
Birkhoff and Maclane or McCoy. Prerequisite: 1331, 1332. 

4333, 4334. Special Topics in Theoretical Mathematics I, II 3 + 3 hours 

Selected topics designed to complete the requirements for a major in 
Mathematics. Topics include Theory of Functions, Theory of Groups, point- 
set and algebraic topology, differential geometry, etc. Prerequisites: 2331, 
2332; 3331, 3332; and 3334, 3335. Recommended for the Senior year. 



This course of studies is carefully designed to provide a well-rounded 
preparation in both classical and modern physics adequate for admission to 
graduate programs in Physics and related fields. The Core course Physical 
Science, which provides an overview of contemporary physics, is required of 
all Physics majors, as are three semesters of Science Seminar (2351). In 
addition, the following courses are required: Physics I and II and Calculus I 
and II are to be taken concurrently (preferably in the Freshman year); Me- 
chanics I and II and Calculus III and IV (suggested for the Sophomore year); 
Electricity and Magnetism I and II and Applied Mathematics I and II (Junior 
year); Junior Physics Laboratory I and II; Introduction to Thermodynamics, 
Statistical Mechanics and Kinetic Theory; Introduction to Modern Physics I 
and II; Senior Physics Laboratory I and II; Special Topics in Theoretical 
Physics. Examinations will generally be required to transfer credit. 

1341, 1342. Physics I, II 4 + 4 hours 

A Calculus-based introductory course concentrating on the fundamental 
aspects of mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity and modern physics. 
While the elements of the calculus are developed in conjunction with the 
physics material, the course is designed to be taken simultaneously with the 
Calculus sequence 1 331 , 1 332. One of the three laboratory hours per week 
will be devoted to drill in problem solving. This course is designed to meet the 
requirements for entrance into medical schools as well as those for science 
majors. Prerequisite: 1 330 (or by examination). Thetextwill beon the level of 

2341, 2342. Classical Mechanics I, II 3 + 3 hours 

This is the student's first introduction to theoretical physics. Lagrangian and 
Hamiltonian methods are developed simultaneously with Newton's laws of 
motion, and applied to a variety of contemporary problems involving particle 
and rigid body motion, such as drag racers, spacecraft missions, boomerangs 
and superballs. Emphasis is placed on problem work, the object being to 
develop physical intuition and facility for translating physical problems into 
mathematical terms. Prerequisite: 1331, 1332; 1341, 1342. Thetextwill be 
on the level of Classical Mechanics, by Barger and Olsson. 

3341, 3342. Electricity and Magnetism 3 + 3 hours 

A thorough introduction to one of the two fundamental disciplines of 
classical physics, using vector calculus methods. After a brief review of vector 
analysis, the first semester will treat electrostatic and magnetic fields, and 
provide an introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity. The second 
semester will develop electrodynamics, including Maxwell's equations, the 
propagation of electromagnetic waves, radiation and the electromagnetic 
theory of light. The treatment will be on the level of the text of Corson and 
Lorrain. Prerequisites: 1331, 1332; 2331, 2332; 2341, 2342. It is recommen- 
ded that the Applied Mathematics sequence 3332, 3333 be taken concur- 


3343. Introduction to Thermodynamics, 3 hours 
Statistical Mechanics and Kinetic Theory 

The purpose of this course is to provide Physics, Engineering, and Chemis- 
try majors with a fundamental understanding of heat and the equilibrium 
behaviorof complex systems. Topics will include the zeroth, first and second 
laws of thermodynamics with applications to closed and open systems; 
Liouville and Poincare theorems, microcanonical and canonical ensembles 
for classical and quantum systems, with applications to ideal gases, specific 
heats, blackbody radiation, etc.; the kinetic description of equilibrium pro- 
perties, mean-free-path theory of transport processes, Boltzmann H- theorem 
and plasmas. Prerequisites: 1331, 1332; 2341,2342. Text will be on the level 
of Kestin and Dorfman or Zemansky. 

3344. Junior Physics Laboratory I, II 1+1 hours 

Experimental work will emphasize laboratory techniques, analysis of data, 
and use of basic instruments such as the oscilloscope, dial type potentiome- 
ter, spectroscope, interferometer, etc. Subjects for experiments will be drawn 
from the fields of electricity, magnetism, heat and optics. Prerequisites: 2341, 

4344, 4345. Senior Physics Laboratory I, II 2 + 2 hours 

Experimental work will be centered on modern physics, with selections 
made from the following subjects: diffraction, interference, polarization, 
microwaves, the Milliken Oil drop experiment, radioactivity measurements, 
etc. Prerequisites: 2341, 2342; 3341, 3342. 

4341, 4342. Introduction to Modern Physics I, II 3+3 hours 

For Physics, Engineering and Chemistry majors, this is a one-year sequence 
that discusses the most important developments in twentieth century physics. 
The first semester will review special relativity and treat the foundations of 
quantum physics from an historical perspective; the quantum theory of one- 
electron atoms will be developed. In the second semester, there will be a 
treatment of many-electron atoms, molecules and solids, with an introduction 
to nuclear and elementary particle physics. Prerequisites: 2341 , 2342; 3341 , 
3342; 3332, 3333. The test will be on the level of Eisberg and Resnick, 
Quantum Physics. 

4343. Special Topics in Theoretical Physics 3 hours 

Topics, to be chosen in accordance with the student's interest, include laser 
physics, plasma physics, theory of the solid state, nuclear and particle 
physics, astrophysics and cosmology. 



The course level is appropriate for students with a good background in 
algebra but minimal one in other sciences. Students with excellent prepara- 
tion in all the sciences may elect one of the regular sequences in science. 

C351. Physical Science 3 hours 

This core course is designed to acquaint the liberal arts student with the 
scope of contemporary physics as well as to situate the subject within a 
broader philosophical and cultural world view. Emphasis will be placed on 
the fundamental building blocks (elementary particles) of matter and how 
they interact to form the hierarchy of structures making up the known uni- 
verse, from the constituents of atomic nuclei through stars, galaxies and the 
universe itself. 

C352. Biological Science 3 hours 

A one semester course that surveys topics of modern biology. Emphasis is 
placed on economic biology and problems of current interest. 

1353. Principles of Science I 4 hours 

(May be selected to satisfy the core requirement in physical science.) 
Physical science stressing student experimentation and analysis of data ob- 
tained by the students. Principles of Science I is primarily centered on investi- 
gation of characteristic properties of matter such as density, melting points, 
solubility, etc. 

1354. Principles of Science II 4 hours 

A continuation of Principles of Science I. Experiments are selected to 
illustrate some of the available evidence for the atomic structure of matter. 
Prerequisite: 1353, or permission of the instructor. 


Division IV Education and 
Behavioral Sciences 

Education provides courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary 
and Secondary Education, with elementary concentrations in Early Child- 
hood (K-4) and Middle Grades Education (4-8) and with Secondary Education 
(7-1 2) concentrations in the subject areas of English, Mathematics, Political 
Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History, and Behavioral Sciences-Soci- 
ology. The teacher preparation curricula are fully approved by the Georgia 
State Department of Education; successful program completion is necessary 
for obtaining a teaching certificate. Students desiring certification in other 
states should secure information from such states. 


Completion of the Teacher Education Program requires the following steps: 

1 . Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Apply during the course 
Introduction to Education or, for transfer students, after having attended 
Oglethorpe for one semester. 

2. Completion of a pre-teaching experience — "September Experience." 
Apply for placement after completion of sophomore year. 

3. Completion of Student Teaching. Apply for fall placement by April 15 or 
for spring placement by October 15. 

4. Completion of the entire approved program as found on the following 
pages. Professional courses should be completed according to the 
sequence listed in the approved program; detailed programs may be 
obtained from the Education mentors. 

Admission to Oglethorpe University does not admit a student to the 
Teacher Education Program. A person doing satisfactory academic work and 
approved by the Teacher Education Committee is admitted. Once admitted, 
the student's progress and record are subject to regular review by the advisor, 
other professors, and the Teacher Education Committee. No student on 
academic probation will be scheduled to do student teaching until such 
probation is removed. 

Admission to and retention in the Teacher Education Program are based in 
general on the following characteristics and achievements: evidence of good 
moral character and personality; evidence of emotional stability and physical 
stamina; a desire to work with children and/or youth; demonstration of 
proficiency in oral and written English; a cumulative average of at least 2.2 
with no grade less than "C" in a professional course; evidence of responsibil- 
ity in student endeavors. 

Completion of the approved program is one of three required steps toward 
teacher certification in Georgia. Students also have to demonstrate compe- 
tency in the subject field by making a satisfactory score on a state adminis- 


tered criterion-referenced test and must demonstrate the ability to perform 
competently in the classroom setting. Forms needed to apply for the Georgia 
teaching certificate are available in the office of the Director of Teacher 

Approved programs leading to teacher certification in Georgia are 
described in the following sections. All approved programs include the 
requirements for meeting core requirements at Oglethorpe. They may require 
more general education than is required to meet the core requirements for 
graduation, or they may require certain courses which may be applied to the 
core; careful advisement is necessary on the part of all students preparing to 
teach. Public speaking is a suggested elective for all education majors. 


Persons desiring to teach in the elementary grades must select either Early 
Childhood (K-4) or Middle Grades (4-8) as a concentration. General educa- 
tion requirements must include Biology I and II, Principles of Science I, 
College Mathematics, and American History I and II; otherwise regular core 
requirements should be met. 

Students should select Introduction to Education during either the spring 
semester of the freshman year or the fall semester of the sophomore year. 
Program requirements for education majors are available from any education 
faculty member and must be followed closely to avoid scheduling problems 
in the completion of the degree requirements. Programs require work in 
professional education to culminate in student teaching and in the content of 
the teaching field. Teaching field courses for the early childhood major 
include all content area; teaching field courses for the middle grades include 
five basic content areas but require two concentrations of approximately 1 2 
semester hours each. 


All secondary education programs require Biological Science, Physical 
Science (or appropriate specialized courses for science majors) and two 
courses in mathematics (to include College Mathematics) in addition to, or as 
part of, the general core. 

All secondary education programs require the following courses in Profes- 
sional Education: Introduction to Education, Child/Adolescent Psychology 
(sophomore); Secondary Curriculum, Educational Psychology, Introduction 
to Special Education (junioror senior). Secondary Methods and Materials (first 
four weeks) and Student Teaching (last eleven weeks) comprise the student 
teaching semester, which is normally the last semester of the senior year. 

Teaching field requirements for the various approved programs follow 
(some required courses are satisfied through core requirements): 



English Composition I and II' (or exemption), English Literature III and IV, 
American Literature I and II, Shakespeare, Public Speaking I, Contemporary 
Literature (since 1 945), Modern Grammar, and Reading in the Content Areas. 


Western Civilization I and II, European History (two advanced electives), 
Modern World, American History I and II, The Civil War, Diplomacy of the 
United States, American Economic History or Urban History, and State and 
Local Government. 

•Political Science 

Western Civilization I and II, American History I and II, United States 
Government, Constitutional Law, State and Local Government, Modern 
World, Metropolitan Planning, and Public Administration. 

•Behavioral Sciences-Sociology 

Introduction to Sociology, The Family, Statistics for Behavioral Sciences, 
Methodology in the Behavioral Sciences, History of Sociological Thought, 
Social Problems or The Community, two approved Sociology electives, Cul- 
tural Anthropology, Minority Peoples, and two approved Psychology elec- 


Biology I and II, Chemistry I and II, Physics I and II, Genetics, Ecology, and 
Human Physiology. Recommended electives include Comparative Anatomy, 
Microbiology, Embryology, Organic Chemistry and Statistics. 


Chemistry I and II, Physics I and II, Biology I and II, Calculus I and II, 
Quantitative Analysis, Organic Chemistry I and II, and Physical Chemistry I 
and II. Suggested electives include Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and 
Advanced Topics. 


Physics I and II, Chemistry I and II, Biology I and II, Calculus I and II, 
Electricity and Magnetism, Light and Optics, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, 
Differential Equations, and Senior Physics Lab I and II. 

"Indicates narrow teaching field. Students should check with advisor regarding the addition of Social Sciences as a certified field. 
"Completion of approved program also meets requirements for certification in General Science. 



College Mathematics, Physics I and II, Calculus I, II, III and IV, Differential 
Equations, Advanced Algebra I, and College Geometry. Recommended elec- 
tees include Set Theory and Probability and Statistics. 


2411. Teaching of Health and Physical Education 3 hours 

Designed to expose the student to Health Education and Physical Educa- 
tion activities in the primary and intermediate grades. A study is made of 
procedures and content in the development of both programs; emphasis is on 
the appraisal of pupil needs and interests. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. 

3411. Teaching of Reading 3 hours 

This course includes methods of teaching reading used in developmental 
reading programs for kindergarten (reading readiness) through grade eight; 
special emphasis is given to the basal reading programs. Experience in the 
schools is included. Spring term. Prerequisite: 3421. 

341 2. Teaching of Language Arts 3 hours 

This course includes instruction concerning the teaching of all forms of oral 
and written communication with the exception of reading: spelling, creative 
writing, oral expression, listening skills, and the role of books in the education 
of the child. Fall term. Prerequisite: 3421. 

3413. Teaching of Social Studies 3 hours 

A study of aims, materials and methods, stressing the making and teaching 
of a unit. The unit approach to social studies is emphasized. Each student 
plans and teaches one or more social studies lessons in a designated elemen- 
tary school classroom. These lessons concentrate on the integration of social 
studies with the other subject areas of the elementary school. Spring term. 
Prerequisite: 3421 . 

3414. Teaching of Mathematics 3 hours 

A course dealing with the selection and organization of content, directing 
learning activities, stressing the teaching of math concepts. Experience in the 
schools is included. Fall term. Prerequisite: 3421. 

3415. Teaching of Science 3 hours 

Selection and organization of the content of materials for instruction; 
application of scientific principles and laws of learning to science instruction; 
problem solving approach; equipment selection and use; identification of 
goals in science instruction at the elementary level. Experience in the schools 
is included. Spring term. Prerequisite: 3414, 3421. 

3416. Teaching of Art 3 hours 

This course is designed to introduce the student to art media, techniques, 
and materials appropriate for coordinating the teaching of art with all areas of 


the curriculum in grades kindergarten through six. Experience in the schools 
is included. Fall term. 

3417. Teaching of Music 3 hours 

A study of the fundamentals of music education, including methods and 
materials appropriate for teaching music in the public schools. Experience in 
the schools is included. Spring term. 

3421. Introduction to Education 3 hours 

A study of the historical development, philosophy, organization, and basic 
issues underlying the American educational system and the teaching profes- 
sion. Interpersonal theory of education is presented. Fall and Spring terms. 
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. 

3422. Secondary Curriculum 3 hours 

A study of the purposes and objectives of secondary education, overall 
curriculum-planning and development, and organization of content within 
subjects. Various prominent and experimental curricular patterns are ana- 
lyzed. Provision is made for regular classroom observation by the student in 
public high schools of the Atlanta area. Fall term. Prerequisite: 3421. 

3441. The Child in the Home and the Community 3 hours 

This course is an introduction of early child hood education. It is designed to 
acquaint the student with various types of programs provided for children 
ages 4 through 9. Aspects of the curriculum will be examined and an integra- 
tion of curricula areas will be emphasized. Involvement of parents and 
utilization of community resources in the education of young children will be 

3442. Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood Education 3 hours 

Emphasizes development of materials and curricula for achieving the 
objectives of teaching for preschool through fourth grade. An interdisci- 
plinary approach is stressed. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 

3443. Curriculum and Methods for the Middle Grades 3 hours 

The course examines the rationale and organization of the middle school 
curriculum. Classroom teaching skills, management techniques and basic 
approaches to individualization are included. 

4411. Children's Literature 3 hours 

A study of literature appropriate to the school grades one through seven 
with emphasis upon selection of materials and techniques for creating interest 
and enjoyment through presentation. Spring term. Prerequisite: Junior stand- 

4412. Elementary Student Teaching and Seminar 12 hours 

A course requiring full-time participation in a school in the Atlanta area 
under the supervision of a qualified supervising teacher. This is designed to 
promote gradual, introduction to responsible teaching, including participa- 


tion in the teacher's usual extracurricular activities. A seminar on the college 
campus at designated times during the student teaching period is part of the 
course. Fall and Spring terms. Prerequisite: approval and completion of 
September experience. 

4421. Educational Media 3 hours 

Operation of basic audio-visual equipment, production of media and 
effective use of media in the classroom are considered. 

4422. Secondary Methods and Materials 3 hours 

To be taken concurrently with student teaching. A course designed to help 
prospective teachers develop varying methods and techniques of instruction 
appropriate to the nature of their subject and their own capabilities, and the 
meeting of the demand of various student groups. Problems such as classroom 
control, motivation, and the pacing of instruction are studied. Extensive use is 
made of resource people from the public schools, from other departments 
within the college, the community, and other professional people. Fall and 
Spring terms. Prerequisite: student teaching assignment. 

4423. Educational Psychology 3 hours 

A study of learning theory and its application to such problems as class- 
room control, the organization of learning activities, understanding individ- 
ual differences and evaluating teaching and learning. Emphasis is given to 
factors which facilitate and interfere with learning. Fall term. Prerequisite: 
Senior standing. 

4424. Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar 12 hours 

A course requiring full-time participation in a school in the Atlanta area 
under the supervision of a qualified supervising teacher. This is designed to 
promote gradual introduction to responsible teaching, including participa- 
tion in the teacher's usual extracurricular activities. A seminar on the college 
campus at designated times during the student teaching period is part of the 
course. Fall and Spring terms. Prerequisite: approval and completion of 
September experience. 

4425. Introduction to Special Education 3 hours 

This course is designed to assist teachers in the identification and education 
of children who have special needs. The prospective teacher will become 
familiar with the techniques of child study in a field setting, will learn to plan 
and implement educational approaches with both normal and special 
learners, and will learn methods of diagnostic teaching. Prerequisite: Senior 

4429. Reading in the Content Areas 3 hours 

Techniques for developing proficiency in reading in content fields; study 
skills and rate improvement will be emphasized. Course requirements and 
content will be consistent with the needs of upper elementary and secondary 
teachers. Prerequisite: 341 1 or permission of instructor. 



The basic program in psychology leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree and 
gives the student some choice in course selection. The major consists of at 
least ten psychology courses including Introduction to Psychology, Statistics 
for the Behavioral Sciences, Introductory Experimental Psychology, Interme- 
diate Experimental Psychology, History and Systems of Psychology, and 
either Theories of Personality or Abnormal Psychology. Psychology majors 
are also expected to take the following four directed electives: Introduction to 
Sociology, Biology I and II, and either an upper division Biology or Philoso- 
phy elective. A "C" average in major coursework is required for graduation. 

C462. Introduction to Psychology 3 hours 

An introduction to general psychology, including both the experimental 
investigation of such basic psychological processes as learning, perception, 
and motivation, and the psychological study of man as a person adjusting to 
complex personal and social forces. 

2461 . Theories of Personality 3 hours 

A study of the ideas of several representative theories concerned with 
personality. A comparison of theories is made and a suggested framework for 
evaluation of each theory is presented. Prerequisite: C462. 

2462. Child/Adolescent Psychology 3 hours 

A study of the child from conception through adolescence. Attention is 
given to physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of thechild 
with special emphasis placed on the importance of learning. Prerequisite: 

2463. Abnormal Psychology 3 hours 

An introduction to the psychological aspects of behavior disorders. In- 
cluded are descriptive and explanatory studies of a variety of mental disor- 
ders, psychoneuroses, psychoses, other maladjustments, their related condi- 
tions and methods of treatment. Prerequisite: C462. 

2472. Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 hours 

Treatment of quantitative methods, measurement, and analysis in the be- 
havioral sciences. Prerequisite: C331, C462, C471. 

3461. Introductory Experimental Psychology 4 hours 

A combination lecture-laboratory course emphasizing the design and ex- 
ecution of psychological research. Prerequisite: C462, 2472. 

3462. Intermediate Experimental Psychology 3 hours 

In-depth studies of the findings and theories pertaining to simple and 
complex learning, and areas of controversy. Specific topics will involve 
learning and motivation, complex human behavior, verbal behavior, and 
psychophysics. Prerequisite: C462, 2472, 3461. 


3463. Tests and Measurements 3 hours 

A study of the selection, evaluation, administration, interpretation and 
practical uses of tests of intelligence, aptitudes, interest, personality, social 
adjustment, and the tests commonly used in industry. Prerequisite: C462, 


3464. Applied Psychology 3 hours 

Selected studies of the occupational endeavors of psychologists, the 
methods they employ, and the principles they have observed and applied. 
Prerequisite: C462 and permission of instructor. 

3472. Social Psychology 3 hours 

A course concerned with the behavior of individuals in groups including 
social motivation, attitudes, group norms and membership, and social roles. 
Prerequisite: C462, C471. 

4461. History and Systems of Psychology 3 hours 

A study of the historic development of modern psychology, covering its 
philosophical and scientific ancestry, the major schools of thought, and the 
contemporary systems of psychology, and their theoretical and empirical 
differences. Prerequisite: C462 and permission of instructor. 

4462. Seminar 3 hours 

A seminar providing examination and discussion of various topics of con- 
temporary interest in psychology. Courses offered include "Psychology of 
Leadership" and "Psychology of Sex Differences". Prerequisite: C462, one 
additional psychology course and permission of instructor. 

4463. Directed Research in Psychology 3 + 3 hours 

Original investigations and detailed studies of the literature in selected 
areas of psychology. Emphasis will be on original research. Prerequisite: 
C462, 2472, 3461, 3462, and permission of instructor. 

4464. Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology 3 hours 

Examination and discussion of topics of contemporary interest in clinical 
psychology. Courses on "Behavior Modification" are offered under this 
designation. Prerequisite: C462, and permission of instructor. 


A student may select a major in Sociology or a Sociology Major with a 
Social Work Concentration. In either case, a "C" average in major course- 
work is required for graduation. 

The Sociology Major consists of a minimum of ten sociology courses plus 
two directed electives in psychology. Required courses of sociology majors 
are: Introduction to Sociology, Statistics for Behavioral Sciences, Methodol- 
ogy in the Behavioral Sciences, and History of Sociological Thought. The 
remaining six sociology courses are to be elected by the student. Two of the 
following psychology courses are also required: Child/Adolescent Psychol- 
ogy, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Social Psychology. 



Ten sociology courses plus a semester in Field Placement constitute this 
major. A "C" average in major coursework is required prior to field place- 
ment for graduation. The required courses are: Introduction to Sociology, 
Field of Social Work, Methods of Social Work, Cultural Anthropology, Inter- 
group Relations, The Family, Statistics forthe Behavioral Sciences, and Crimi- 
nology. Two sociology electivesand two of the following psychology courses 
will be selected by the student: Child/Adolescent Psychology, Abnormal 
Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Social Psychology. 


C471. Introduction to Sociology (A Survey) 3 hours 

The study of human society, the nature of culture and its organization. 
Processes of communication, socialization, mobility, and population growth 
are described and analyzed. Emphasis is placed on methods, basic concepts, 
and principal findings of the field. 

1472. Social Problems 3 hours 

A study of the impact of current social forces upon American society. 
Deviation from social norms, conflict concerning social goals and values, and 
social disorganization as these apply to family, economic, religious, and other 
institutional and interpersonal situations are of primary concern. 

2471. The Family 3 hours 

An analysis of the family institution as a background forthe study of family 
interaction, socialization, and the parent-child relationship, courtship and 
marriage interaction, family crises and problems. Prerequisite: C471 . 

2472. Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 hours 

Treatment of quantitative methods, measurements, and analysis in the 
behavioral sciences. Prerequisite: C331, C462, C471. 

3471. Cultural Anthropology 3 hours 

An introduction to the study of people and their culture, using material from 
folk and modern cultures throughout the world. Emphasis is given to develop- 
ment of understanding of culture — its purpose, meaning, and function. 
Prerequisite: C471 . 

3472. Social Psychology 3 hours 

A course concerned with the behavior of individuals in groups including 
social motivation, attitudes, group norms and membership, and social roles. 
Prerequisite: C471, C462. 

3473. Field of Social Work 3 hours 

An orientation course based on the description and analysis of the historical 
development of social work and the operation in contemporary society of the 
many social work activities. Prerequisite: C471. 


3474. Methods of Social Work 3 hours 

Study of the methods used in social work in contemporary social work 
activities. Prerequisite: C471, 3473. 

3475. Minority Peoples 3 hours 

A study of minority peoples using both the anthropological and sociologi- 
cal perspectives. Although other types are considered, particular attention is 
focused on racial and cultural minorities in terms of the prejudice and 
discrimination they receive and the effect this has in their personalities and 
ways of life. Prerequisite: C471 . 

3476. Methodology in the Behavioral Sciences 3 hours 

The design and implementation of research studies, and the use of control 
groups or statistical control. Prerequisite: C331, C463, C471, 2472. 

3477. The Community 3 hours 

The study of the community as an area of interaction with particular 
emphasis on the impact of urbanization and industrialization upon the indi- 
vidual. Prerequisite: C471. 

4471. Field Experience in Social Work 12-15 hours 

Students concentrating in social work are placed with various social work 
agencies in the Atlanta area for on-the-job practicum experience. Prerequi- 
site: 3473, 3474, and approval of social work committee. 

4472. Criminology 3 hours 

The principles of criminology and penology and an analysis of the criminal 
justice system; study of historical and contemporary theory and practice. 
Prerequisite: C471 . 

4473. Population 3 hours 

The study of the social implications of changing fertility, mortality, and 
migration patterns; the effects of population pressure upon culture and stan- 
dards of living; and the current population trends in our own and other 
countries. Prerequisite: C331, C471. 

4474. History of Sociological Thought 3 hours 

A study of the major social theorists from early times to the present, with 
particularemphasison current sociological thought. Prerequisite: permission 
of instructor. 

4475. Seminar in Sociology 1-3 hours 

A seminar providing examination and discussion of various topics of con- 
temporary and historical interest in sociology. Courses offered include "So- 
cial Structure and Interaction," "Sociology of Women," "Sociology of Mu- 
sic", and "Sociology of Education". 


Division V Business 
and Economics 

Three degree programs are offered in the Business and Economics Division. 
These three are Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Business 
Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Ac- 
counting, and Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Eco- 

To insure orderly completion of these programs, the prospective business 
major should consult with a faculty member of the division at the time of the 
first registration. It is important to correctly plan the program from the outset. 
The student will be held solely responsible for fulfilling this requirement. 

Course requirements for the student who wants to matriculate for the 
Bachelor of Business Administration include the following: Business Law I, 
Business Concepts, Quantitative Methods in Business, Insurance, Economics 
I and II, Statistics, Accounting I and II, Computer Science I, Human Relations, 
Business Finance, Marketing, Money and Credit, Principles of Management, 
plus two economics electives and four division electives. No grade less than 
"C" in Business Administration courses may be considered in meeting the 
requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration. 


1510. Business Law I 3 hours 

A course designed to give the student an awareness of a limited area of 
those aspects ofthe law which will be needed in day-to-day dealingswith the 
problems of business. Special emphasis is placed upon the law of contracts, 
negotiable instruments, agency, and a study of the Uniform Commercial 
Code as it applies. 

1511. Business Law II 3 hours 

A study of partnerships, corporations, sales, bailments, security devices, 
property, bankruptcy, and trade infringements. Prerequisite: 1510. 

1512. Business Concepts 3 hours 

The course is an interdisciplinary approach to the structure, environment, 
and operation of business in modern society. Emphasis will be placed on the 
role of business within the economic and governmental environment. 

1513. Insurance 3 hours 

A study of the principles and practices of personal and property insurance. 
Emphasis is upon the formation of the insurance relation; concealment, 
warranties, waiver, and estoppel; incontestability, the respective interests of 
the beneficiary, insured, insurer, assignee, and creditor. 


2512. Quantitative Methods in Business 3 hours 

An introduction to operations research, model building, optimization, 
probability, linear programming, inventory models, and simulation. Major 
techniques and models of quantitative analysis as applied to business are 
studied. Prerequisite: Math 2331 — Calculus. 

2511. Computer Science I (BASIC) 3 hours 

An introduction to computer programming principles and the BASIC com- 
puter language; the operation and use of the Time-Shared Computer Ter- 
minal. Fee, $60.00. (One semester use of computer terminal.) 

2518. Statistics 3 hours 

The course includes descriptive and inferential statistics with particular 
emphasis upon parametric statistics, probability theory, Bayesian inference, 
decision models, and regression and correlation analysis. Non-parametric 
statistics will be introduced. Prerequisite: 2512 and 2511. 

3514. Human Relations 3 hours 

A course designed to inquire into plant operations and industrial relations, 
to emphasize the importance of people in business and the psychological 
understandings that are necessary for successful management. 

3516. Finance 3 hours 

An investigation into the nature of organization finance and its relation to 
the economy and other aspects of business management. Basic principles in 
the finance function are examined as well as extensive analysis of financial 
health, growth indicators, and strategy. Attention is given to the market for 
long-term and short-term funds, including the economic factors influencing 
the cost and availability of funds in the various money capital markets. 
Prerequisite: 2523, 1531 and 2518. 

3517. Marketing 3 hours 

A course concerned with the policies and problems involved in the opera- 
tion of market institutions. The course examines broad principles in the 
organization and direction of the marketingfunction and analytical aspects of 
marketing and consumer behavior. Prerequisite: 2518, 1531. 

4516. Management 3 hours 

Here the concern is with principles and current theories in management. 
Emphasis is placed on leadership, decision-making, conflict, span of control, 
use of committees, and management in the future. Prerequisite: 3516. 


The Economics concentration is designed to familiarize the student with 
the structure and functioning of the economic system and the basic tools of 
economic analysis. The program provides basic preparation for a broad range 
of career opportunities and is particularly recommended forthose planning to 
pursue graduate work in Economics and Business Administration. Required 


courses include the following: Business Law, Business Concepts, Insurance, 
Principlesof Economics I and II, Quantitative Methods in Business, Principles 
of Accounting I and II, Computer Science I, Statistics, Microeconomics, 
Macroeconomics, Money and Credit, Forecasts and Performance, plus four 
additional Economics electives. Computer Science II or a Division elective 
may be substituted for one of these Economics electives. No grade less than 
"C" in Economics courses may be considered in meeting the requirements for 
the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics. 

C521. Principles of Economics I 3 hours 

The changing economic system with its developing problems is studied 
from the simple circumstances of Colonial times, through the emergent 
industrialism of the middle period, to the complex, specialized, and diverse 
conditions of today. This includes an introductory survey of aggregate eco- 
nomic principles. The scope and method of economics, base supply and 
demand theory, and national income theory is intermeshed. Prerequisite: 
College Mathematics. 

2523. Principles of Economics II 3 hours 

Applications of economic principles to economic problems; the theory of 
production; income distribution; agriculture/government regulation of busi- 
ness; labor organizations; international trade/elementary microeconomic 

3521. Microeconomics 3 hours 

An intensive study of the behavior of the consumer and the firm, problems 
of production and distribution, and the structure of markets. Attention is given 
to the effects of price and income changes on product demand and factor 
supply, the use of forecasts, and the study and quantitative analysis of price 
and product policies in imperfect market structures under conditions of 
uncertainty and risk. Prerequisite: 2523, 2518, C521. 

3522. Macroeconomics 3 hours 

A comprehensive survey of aggregate economic analysis; the theory and 
measurement of national income and employment; price levels; business 
fluctuations; monetary and fiscal policies; economic growth. Quantitative 
analyses utilizing intermediate quantitative methods and econometric 
models. Prerequisite: 2523, C521. 

3525. Money and Credit 3 hours 

The nature and development of the money and credit systems of the United 
States; the functions and activities of financial institutions; commercial bank- 
ing; the Federal Reserve System. Emphasis is upon the cause and effect 
relationships between money and economic activity, including effects on 
employment, prices, income, distribution of wealth, and growth. Focus is on 
monetary theory, money and credit flows, and the impact on economic 
activity and business decisions. Prerequisite: C521. 


3526. Labor Economics 3 hours 

The history, theory, and practices of the American labor movement. A study 
of labor organizations as economic and social institutions including a survey 
of the principles and problems of union-management relationships encoun- 
tered in collective bargaining and in public policies toward labor. Prerequi- 
site: C521, 2523. 

4522. Forecasts and Performance (Business Cycles) 3 hours 

Emphasis is given to the nature and theories of business fluctuations, the 
development and use of various economic indicators in forecasting probable 
levels of business activity, and budgetary planning and evaluation. Attention 
is given to the ways in which governmental monetary and fiscal policies are 
developed to induce desired business reactions and economic results and the 
institutional factors which facilitate and impede business performance. Pre- 
requisite: 2523, 2512, and 3522 or 3525. 

4523. International Economics 3 hours 

A study of international trade and finance; regional specialization; national 
commercial policies; international investments; balance of payments; for- 
eign exchange; foreign aid policies; international agreements on tariffs and 
trade. Prerequisite: C521, 2523. 

4525. Public Finance 3 hours 

An analysis of the impact of federal, state and local government expendi- 
tures, revenues, debt management and budgeting on the allocation of re- 
sources, the distribution of income, the stabilization of national income and 
employment, and economic growth. Expenditure patterns, tax structures, 
microeconomic and macroeconomic theories of public expenditures and 
taxation will be examined. Prerequisite: C521, 2523. 


The primary objective of the program in Accounting is to prepare men and 
women for responsible accounting positions in industry, government, and 
public accounting. The field of accountancy is dynamic and challenging. 
Therefore, preparation for accounting positions requires a broad understand- 
ing of general situations as well as thorough knowledge of the general field of 
accounting. To prepare students to meet and master the changing field of 
accounting, a forward-looking undergraduate accounting curriculum has 
been designed. The program is based upon a common core of courses which 
examines the functions and the environment of business organizations. Be- 
yond this core, the student may choose to study any of several related subjects 
in Business Administration and Economics. The following courses are re- 
quired: Business Law I and II, Insurance, Quantitative Methods in Business, 
Accounting I and II, Statistics, Computer Science I, Economics I and II, 
Intermediate Accounting I and II, Human Relations, Business Finance, Mar- 
keting, Money and Credit, Business and Personal Taxes, Cost Accounting, 
Principles of Management, plus two accounting electives and two division 
electives. No grade less than "C" in Accounting or other Business courses 


may be considered in meeting the requirements for a Bachelor of Business 
Administration degree in Accounting. 

1530. Principles of Accounting I 3 hours 

A study of accounting principles, concepts, and the nature of financial 
statements. Emphasis is placed upon the use of accounting as a device for 
reporting business activity. 

1531. Principles of Accounting II 3 hours 

A study of the utilization of accounting information in business manage- 
ment, with emphasis upon construction and interpretation of financial state- 
ments. Prerequisite: 1530. 

2532. Intermediate Accounting I 3 hours 

A study of the development of accounting theories and their application to 
the preparation and correction of financial statements, to the measurement of 
periodic income, to asset acquisition, and to the capital structure of business 
corporations. Prerequisite: 1531. 

2533. Intermediate Accounting II 3 hours 

The study of accounting theory as it relates to the more specialized prob- 
lems of price level changes, funds, cash flow statements, and related con- 
cepts. Prerequisite: 2532. 

3534. Cost Accounting 3 hours 

A study of the principles and techniques of cost control with concentration 
of the structural aspects of cost accounting as a managerial tool and on the 
procedures involved in solving cost accounting problems. Prerequisite: 1 530, 

3535. Business and Personal Taxes 3 hours 

A study of the income tax laws and related accounting problems for 
individuals, partnerships, and corporations. The course is additionally con- 
cerned with the managerial effects of taxation upon decisions and policies in 
the planning, organization, and operation of a business enterprise. 

4535. Advanced Accounting (One Semester) 3 hours 

The application of accounting principles and concepts to specialized busi- 
ness situations including partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, fiduciary rela- 
tionships, installments, consignments, and foreign exchange. Prerequisite: 
Senior standing and 2532, 2533. 

4536. Managerial Accounting 3 hours 

A study of internal accounting reporting with particular emphasis upon 
decision-oriented cost analysis and reporting. This course includes such areas 
as budgeting, quantitative controls, alternative costs, and direct costing. 
Prerequisite: 1531 . 


4537. Auditing 3 hours 

A study of auditing standards and procedures, use of statistical and other 
quantitative techniques, and preparation of audit working papers, reports, 
and financial statements. Emphasis is placed upon the criteria for the estab- 
lishment of internal controls and the effect of these controls on examinations 
and reports. Prerequisite: 1530, 1531, 2532, 2533. 

4538. Accounting Control Systems 3 hours 

A study of business information and reporting requirements including the 
fundamentals of analysis, design, and installation of accounting and other 
reporting systems. Prerequisite: 1530, 1531. 

4539. Development of Accounting Theory 3 hours 

A study of the principles evolved through the years which are basic to 
currently accepted theories of accounting. Course consists of readings, dis- 
cussions, and reports on current accounting theory with emphasis on pro- 
nouncements by professional organizations and governmental agencies. Pre- 
requisite: 2533. 


Division electives are recommended to enhance career opportunities and 
will be offered primarily during evening hours. 

2553. Principles of Real Estate 3 hours 

An introductory course designed to give the student an understanding of the 
technicalities of selling and buying land and homes and the legal principles 
peculiar to real estate. The forms used in real estate transactions and the 
knowledge of mathematical computations necessary to become a licensed 
real estate salesman are also covered. 

2554. Computerized Accounting (Time-Sharing System) 3 hours 

The objectives of the course are: Mitigating the drudgery of adding ma- 
chines and handcopying — Making more time available to master accounting 
analysis with the computer supplying the mathematical sophistication — 
Making time available for actually writing accounting programs for the com- 
puter — And having the logic of complex problems considered by student 
teamwork, much as intelligent members of a business economy. The course is 
based on approximately 60 computer programs written in BASIC. These 
programs can be called forth by the student to journalize, post, prepare trial 
balances and financial statements, as well as to make analyses of financial 
and management accounting simulations. (Time-Sharing System Applica- 
tions in Accounting, Student Guides, and a standard accounting textbook will 
be used.) Terminal fee, $60.00. Prerequisite: 2511, 1531. 

2555. Investment Principles and Analysis 3 hours 

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the various types of 
investment securities, techniques and valuation, the recognized tests of 
safety, income, and marketability, and the accepted practices in the manage- 


ment of funds. Attention will be given to the techniques and principles of 
critical analysis, with consideration of the time value of money, and an 
introduction to some of the technical approaches to portfolio management as 
well as interpretations of corporation reports from the fundamental invest- 
ment viewpoint. Prerequisite: 1531. 

3552. Computer Science II 3 hours 

Advanced concepts in computer programming and a further introduction 
to quantitative methods are presented in the BASIC language. An introduction 
to other specialized languages including FORTRAN, COBOL, and GPSS will 
be provided to indicate more fully the popularly known potentials of com- 
puter application. Students will use the computer terminal and "canned 
programs" as well as write programs for special applications in business, 
economics, and science. Terminal Fee, $60.00. Prerequisite: 2511. 

3553. International Business 3 hours 

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the problems encoun- 
tered in conducting business outside one's own country and to provide a basis 
for evaluating the impact on business activities of the changing economic, 
political, and cultural environment in an international environment. 

3554. Personnel Management 3 hours 

A study of the principles, concepts and practices associated with the 
management of the personnel function in profit and non-profit organizations. 
The ultimate goal would be to impress upon the student the importance of 
proper human resource utilization in any organization. 

3556. Marketing Communications 3 hours 

Principles, concepts and practices relating to the various kinds of com- 
munications employed to disseminate information about products and ser- 
vices to potential buyers. Communications methods to be studied include 
advertising, personal selling, sales promotion and public relations. The be- 
havioral aspects of both messages and media will be explored. 

4556. Marketing Management 3 hours 

The primary objective of this course is to pursue in depth the marketing 
concepts introduced in Marketing 3517 with particular emphasis on the 
product planning viewpoint. Marketing program design and budgeting will 
be highlighted, and management principles will be applied. Prerequisite: 

4558. Directed Studies in Business and Economics 3 hours 

An intensive study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the 
Instructor. Prerequisite: consent of the Chairman of the Division. 



Division VI Graduate Studies 
in Early Childhood and 
Middle Grades Education 

Oglethorpe University offers a program leading to the degree Master of Arts 
in either Early Childhood Education or Middle Grades Education. Graduates 
are eligible for T5 certification in Georgia and for comparable certification in 
other states. 

Program Approval: Georgia State Department of Education 

Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 

Memberships: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 
Atlanta Area Teacher Education Service. 

For application please write: 

Office of Admissions 

Oglethorpe University 

Atlanta, Georgia 30319 

or call 
233-6864 or 261-1441 


Division VI Graduate Studies 

in Early Childhood and 

Middle Grades Education 


The Graduate Division offers work leading to the degree Master of Arts in 
education with concentrations in early and middle grades. Completion of the 
master's program requires the following steps: 

1. Full admission to the Graduate Division. 

2. Admission to Candidacy. Apply after completion of twelve semester 
hours graduate credit at Oglethorpe. 

3. Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive final examination. Apply 
after completion of all required courses but not sooner than one semes- 
ter prior to expected graduation. 

4. Completion of thirty-six semester hours approved credit. Application for 
diploma should be made during the semester prior to anticipated com- 
pletion of degree requirements. 


The Graduate Division is organized as one of the six academic divisions of 
Oglethorpe University. All graduate work is administered by the Graduate 
Division, which is governed by the Graduate Council under the policies of the 
University. The Graduate Council is the policy-making body chosen from the 
graduate faculty and administration, under the leadership of the chairman of 
the Graduate Division. 

The purposes of the graduate program are to provide well-qualified stu- 
dents with the opportunity to obtain the first graduate degree, to provide 
members of the teaching profession with the opportunity to enhance their 
competencies and knowledge in the area of elementary education, including 
the opportunity for those teachers not desiring a graduate degree to enhance 
their knowledge and skills. Inherent in the guiding philosophy is the assump- 
tion that graduate study includes more than the passing of prescribed courses 
and the meetingof minimum requirements. All students who receive graduate 
degrees must possess a broad knowledge of the literature of their field of 
study, be capable of sustained study, exhibit the power of independent 
thinking, and possess reasonable knowledge of the techniques of research. 


Upon recommendation of the chairman of the Graduate Council and 
approval of the Graduate Council, a person holding a bachelor's degree from 


an accredited college or university may be admitted to the Graduate Division. 
In addition to general requirements prescribed, the applicant must submit 
transcripts of all previous work completed, satisfactory scores on the Gradu- 
ate Record Examination (Aptitude Test), two recommendations (form pro- 
vided) from previous colleges attended and/or employers and, when deemed 
necessary, take validating examinations or preparatory work. Candidates not 
previously prepared for teaching must meet requirements forfirst professional 
certification before completing requirements for the master's degree. 


Application forms may be obtained from the Office of Admissions of the 
University. Completed forms should be returned to the Office of Admissions 
as soon as possible but at least twenty days prior to the term in which the 
applicantexpects to enroll. These forms should be accompanied by a $20.00 
application fee (non-refundable). All material (completed forms, fee, tran- 
scripts, and test scores) should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions, 
Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia 30319. To insure proper consider- 
ation, all documents must be on hand at least twenty days prior to the 
proposed time of enrollment. All documents become the property of the 
University and will not be returned. 

If an applicant does not choose to enter the Graduate Division in the term 
indicated on the application, the applicant should notify the Office of Admis- 
sions of the change and indicate a new date of entrance, if applicable. 
Otherwise, the original admissions will be canceled, the file discontinued, 
and a new application will be required for admission at a later date. 

Admission to the Graduate Division does not imply ultimate acceptance as 
a candidate for an advanced degree. For admission to candidacy, see the 
section Admission to Candidacy. 

Information concerning the administration of the Graduate Record Exami- 
nation may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or by writing: Educa- 
tion Testing Service, Princeton, New jersey 08540. 


Students may be admitted to the Graduate Division under any one of the 
following classifications: 

Regular. A student who has a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 
on a 4.0 scale, satisfactory scores on the GRE and the recommendation of the 
chairman of the Graduate Division, and who has completed all prerequisites 
required for admission may be admitted as a regular graduate student. 

Provisional. A person failing to meet one or more of the standards required 
for admission as a regular student or a qualified senior may be admitted under 
conditions specified at the time of admission by the chairman of the Graduate 
Council and approved by the Graduate Council. The provisionally admitted 
student may apply to the chairman of the Graduate Division for reclassifica- 
tion when the conditions have been met. Graduate courses completed by the 
provisional student may be counted toward a degree after the student has 
been reclassified as a regular student. 


A senior within six semester hours of completing requirements for the 
bachelor's degree may be permitted to enroll in courses for graduate credit 
provided that: (1) the student has the permission of the head of the education 
department and the chairman of the Graduate Division; (2) the student is 
otherwise qualified for admission to graduate study except for the degree, and 
(3) the total load in a semester would not exceed fifteen semester hours. Under 
no circumstances may a course be used for both graduate and undergraduate 

Transient. A student in good standing in another recognized graduate 
school who wishes to enroll in the Graduate Division of Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity and who plans to return thereafter to the former institution may be 
admitted as a transient graduate student. In lieu of full transcripts and regular 
applications the student must submit a transient student application form 
completed by the graduate dean listing specific courses to betaken for credit. 
Any student admitted on this basis should understand that registration termi- 
nates upon the completion of the work authorized by the degree granting 
institution. If later electing to seek a degree from Oglethorpe University, the 
student must make formal application for admission and may petition to have 
credit earned as a transient student applied toward the degree at Oglethorpe 

Unclassified. A degree holder who is not a prospective candidate for a 
degree at Oglethorpe University, such as a person seeking to meet certifica- 
tion requirements or local school requirements, may be admitted without 
presenting test scores or recommendations. Credit earned by a student in this 
category may be counted toward the degree only with consent of the the 
Graduate Council. 


Registration dates for each term are listed on page 5 of this publication. 
Several weeks prior to the beginning of each term, students may obtain from 
the Registrar's Office a schedule of classes for that particular term. Graduate 
summer sessions may vary slightly either as to dates or length of courses. 


Courses numbered 6000 are open only to graduate students. Some Arts and 
Sciences courses with 4000 numbers carry either undergraduate or graduate 
credit; graduate students, however, are expected to do more extensive read- 
ing, prepare additional reports, and/or produce papers or other projects 
requiring more extensive research. 

The maximum course load for any graduate student is fifteen credit hours 
per semester or six credit hours in a summer term. Any student serving as a 
graduate assistant must carry a reduced load. A person working more than 
thirty hours per week normally may not register for more than six hours credit 
per semester. In all cases, the graduate student is urged to register for only the 
number of hours which can be successfully completed. 



Upon admission to the Graduate Division, each student is assigned to a 
member of the graduate faculty in education who serves as advisor and guides 
the student in planning a program of study. 


The quality of work of courses taken in the graduate program is indicated by 
the marks A, B, C, and F. Grades of I and W are reserved for special cases. 
Listed below are requirements for each of these grades: 

A Excellent, with four quality points for each credit hour 

B Good, with three quality points for each credit hour 

C Poor, with two quality points for each credit hour 

F Unsatisfactory work or unofficial withdrawal 

I Incomplete may be used if the student, because of unusual circum- 

stances, is unable to complete the required work in the prescribed 
time interval, provided the student was doing satisfactory work. Such 
a grade must be removed by the completion of the work within one 
year or the I becomes an F. 
W Official withdrawal may be permitted if the student's progress is 

interrupted by illness or other emergencies. 


Candidates for the master's degree must meet the following academic 

1. The student's overall grade point average for work submitted in a 
graduate program must be 3.0 or higher. 

2. If, in any case, the candidate fails to maintain satisfactory academic 
standards, a review by the Graduate Council will determine the 
student's continuation in a graduate program. 


Application for admission to candidacy for the Master of Arts degree must 
be filed with the chairman of the Graudate Division after the student has 
twelve semester hours of graduate study at Oglethorpe University. Admission 
to candidacy would be given or refused following an examination of the 
Overall work of the student and careful review of the work completed at 
Oglethorpe. Notice of action taken on application for admission to candidacy 
would be given in writing to the student and to the student's advisor. The 
student seeking the Master of Arts degree must furnish certification by the 
chairman of the Education Department of eligibility for first professional 
certification or include appropriate make-up work in the program. 



Course Requirements. The program leading to the master's degree will 
require a minimum of thirty-six semester hours of course credit beyond the 
bachelor's degree. The following requirements must be included in the credit 

Foundations of Education — nine semester hours 

Problems in Teaching of Reading — three semester hours 

*Early Childhood 

Mathematics for Elementary Schools — three semester hours 

Content Electives — nine semester hours (minimum) 

Growth and Development, the Young Child — three semester hours 

*Middle Grades 

The Middle Grades Learner — three semester hours 

Content Electives — twelve semeste/ hours to include a three course (nine 
hour) concentration in one curriculum area. 

Electives — nine semester hours 

Residence. At least twenty-one semester hours of graduate work must be 
completed on campus. 

Time Limit. In any graduate program all work (including the comprehen- 
sive examination) must be completed within a six-year period. It is expected 
that the student will complete the program with reasonable continuity. 

Transfer, Extension, Correspondence Credit. A maximum of six semester 
hours of graduate credit may be transferred from another accredited institu- 
tion subject to the following conditions: (1 ) transfer credit will not be consid- 
ered prior to admission to candidacy; (2) work already applied toward an- 
otherdegree cannot be accepted; (3) work must have been completed within 
the six-year period allowed for the completion of degree requirments; (4) 
work must have been applicable toward a graduate degree at the institution 
where the credit was earned; (5) work offered for transfer must have the 
approval of the Graduate Division; and (6) acceptance of the transfer credit 
does not reduce the residence requirement. 

Under no circumstances may credit earned through correspondence work 
be applied toward satisfaction of degree requirements. 


A comprehensive final examination is required of all candidates for the 
master's degree at or about the time all other requirements have been met. 
The following regulations govern the administration of the comprehensive 

1. The student must be registered when taking the examination. 

2. The examinations are developed and administered by such members of 
the Graduate Faculty as may be appointed by the chairman of the 
Graduate Division. 

3. The examination covers all work prescribed by the student's program of 
work, including transferred work. 

"Detailed programs are available from members of the graduate faculty. 



Graduate students are charged at the rate of $190.00 per three semester 
hourcourse. An application fee (non-refundable) of $20.00 must accompany 
the application. 

An application for degree must be made at least two months prior to 
commencement at which time a $15.00 diploma fee is due. 


Students who find it necessary to drop courses or change courses must 
secure an approval drop slip from the Registrar. Refunds are subject to the 
same requirements as explained in the chapter on Finances. 


Graduate Courses 


*6401 . Introducation to Research in Education 3 hours 

A course dealing with the principles of research with particular emphasis 
upon the interpretation of and design of basic research in education. Includes 
use of and interpretation of statistical data. 

*6411. Psychology of Learning 3 hours 

This course examines human learning and the conditions which affect it. 
Various types of learning — performance, insight, and emotional — are 
considered with primary emphasis being placed on how learning occurs, 
rather than what is learned. Emphasis upon application of concepts learned 
will include use of films and simulation materials. 

6412. Social Studies for Elementary Schools 3 hours 

A course designed to enhance the competence and creativity of the teacher 
in Social Studies for the elementary school grades. 

6413. Language Arts for Today's Schools 3 hours 

Elementary language arts curriculum goals, content, and teaching prob- 
lems are considered in sequence from kindergarten through the elementary 

6414. Mathematics for Elementary Schools 3 hours 

Application of general teaching methods to mathematics and the study of 
mathematics materials, programs, and teaching skills are included in this 
course. Supplementary topics include the metric system, calculators and 

6415. Science for Elementary Schools 3 hours 

This course focuses on developing the skills and attitudes needed to teach 
today's activity-oriented science curricula. Each participant can adapt work 
to her or his needs and interests through choice of readings, activities, and 
development of materials. 

6416. Children's Literature 3 hours 

A course designed to enhance the competence and creativity of the teacher 
in utilizing children's literature for the elementary school. 

6417. Music for Today's Schools 3 hours 

A course designed to enhance the competence and creativity of the teacher 
in music for the elementary school. 

6418. Art for Today's Schools 3 hours 

A course designed to enhance the competence and creativity of the teacher 
in art for the elementary school. 

'Courses required for graduation. 


*6421. Foundations of Education 3 hours 

The study of historical and philosophical foundations of education from 
ancient times to today. Philosophy will be viewed within the historical 
context of its development. 

6422. Education Media 3 hours 

The course studies operation of audio-visual equipment, techniques of 
producing a variety of graphics, slides, transparencies and tapes, and use of 
media for teaching. Class members plan and produce a series of materials for 
their own teaching situations. 

6423. The Middle School Learner 3 hours 

Emphasis ison the natureof the middle school child, including characteris- 
tics, needs and assessment. Methods of using the curriculum and educational 
program to meet the diverse educational needs of the middle school learner 
are examined as they relate to the nature of the child. (Middle Grades 

6424. Learning Difficulties (Introduction to Special Education) 3 hours 

This course addresses the problem of atypical students in the regular 
academic setting. Course content will concern students who have difficulty 
learning, how they can be identified and what can be done by classroom 
teachers to help them. Emphasis is given to basic understanding of a variety of 
learning difficulties, information screening procedures and appropriate in- 
structional procedures for the regular classroom. How to make referrals and 
work with specialist in the various areas of learning disabilities will be 

6429. Special Topics in Curriculum T.B.A. 

Contents to be determined; course may betaken for credit more than once. 

*6431. Problems in Teaching of Reading 3 hours 

A study of the nature of reading with emphasis given to the skills required in 
reading. Basic principles, techniques, methods and materials which provide 
for differentiated instruction are considered. 

6434. Individualizing Reading Instruction 3 hours 

A study of the nature of reading problems. Practice is given in the adminis- 
tration and interpretation of formal and informal diagnostic procedures. 
Corrective and remedial techniques, materials and procedures will be stud- 
ied. Emphasis will be given to less severe disabilities. This course is designed 
for the experienced teacher. Prerequisite: 6431 or permission of instructor. 

6441. Programs of Each Childhood Education 3 hours 

A general study of current American early childhood programs. The course 
will include an examination of the theories of human development underly- 
ing the various programs. 

"Courses required for graduation. 


6442. Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education 3 hours 

The basic purpose of this course is to introduce students to principles, ideas 
and procedures for teaching children in preschool through fourth grade. The 
focus will be on practice and materials. 

6443. Growth & Development: The Young Child 3 hours 

A study of growth and development from infancy through fourth grade. 
Included are theories which describe physical, social, emotional, and intel- 
lectual development and the ways in which these relate to learning. (Early 
Childhood Requirement). 

6444. Creative Experiences in Early Childhood 3 hours 

This course is designed to provide methods and materials for developing 
creativity in the young child. The emphasis is on utilizing children's literature, 
music, art, and movement education to provide a well-rounded program for 
young children. 

6445. 6446. Principles and Practices 

Early Childhood I and II 3 or 6 hours 

Through individualization of program planning these courses provide the 
student with increased proficiency in working with the concepts, understand- 
ings and generalizations, as well as the knowledge and skills which apply to 
the various curriculum areas commonly ascribed to the area of Early Child- 
hood Education. They provide a systematic plan whereby the student, under 
close personal guidance, will gain practical experience in applying theory to 
practice. Emphasis will be determined, primarily, from the individual 
student's needs assessment. 

'Courses required for graduation. 



(Year of appointment in parentheses) 

Manning M. Pattillo, Jr. (1975) 

B.A., University of the South; 
A.M., Ph.D., University of Chi- 
cago; L.L.D., Le Moyne College; 
L.L.D., St. John's University; 
L.H.D., University of Detroit; 
L.H.D., College of New Rochelle; 
L.H.D., Park College; Litt.D., St. 
Norbert College 

Paul Kenneth Vonk (1967) 
President Emeritus 
A.B., Calvin College; M.A., Uni- 
versity of Michigan; Ph.D., Duke 

Charles L. Towers (1976) 
Assistant to the President' 
B.A., University of Southern Cali- 
fornia; L.L.D., Oglethorpe Univer- 

G.Malcolm Amerson (1968) 
Dean of the College 
B.S., Berry College; M.S., Ph.D., 
Clemson University 

Carl V. Hodges (1977) 
Dean of Continuing Education 
B.S., Georgia Southern College; 
M.Ed., Duke University; D.Ed., 
University of Georgia 

John B. Knott, III (1971) 
Dean of Administration 
A.B., University of North Carolina; 
M.Div., Duke University; Ph.D., 
Emory University 

Elgin F. MacConnell (1959) 
Dean of Services 

A.B., Allegheny College; M.A., 
New York University 

John E. Mays (1977) 

B.A., Southwestern at Memphis 

Charles P. Sullivan (1971) 
Director of Admissions 
A. B., Oglethorpe University; M.S., 
Georgia State University 

John A. Thames (1977) 
Dean of Students 
B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., 
Columbia University; Ed.D., Uni- 
versity of Southern California 

Esther Cowley 
Secretary to the President 


G. Malcolm Amerson 

Dean of the College 
Thomas W. Chandler, Jr. 

George G. Stewart 

Assistant Librarian, Readers' Ser- 
Janell H. Levy 

Assistant Librarian, Cataloging 
Dorothy Richardson 

Assistant Librarian Emeritus 
Mary Lou Mulvihill 

Library Assistant 
Ronnie Few 

Library Assistant 
Hilda Nix 

Associate Registrar 
Carrie Lee Hall 

Associate Registrar 
Marjorie M. MacConnell 

Registrar Emeritus 
Charlotte Morrow 

Secretary to the Dean 
Sharyl Vest 

Secretary to the Faculty 


Charles P. Sullivan 

Director of Admissions 
James A. Nesbitt 

Associate Director of Admissions 
Robert W. Evans 

Director of Financial Aid 
Lois B. Rickard 

Assistant Director of Admissions 


Richard D. Leber 
Admissions Counselor 

Roxann D. Garber 
Admissions Counselor 

T. Randolph Smith 
Admissions Counselor 

Martha L. Fowler 
Admissions Office Manager 

Pamela S. Beaird 
Assistant to the Director of Finan- 
cial Aid 


Jack M. Berkshire 

Director of Athletics, Head Basket- 
ball Coach 
John Wilson 

Assistant to the Director, Men's 

Tennis Coach 
Pamela Groslimond 

Coordinator of Women's Athletics 
Frederick Baldwin 

Cross Country and Track Coach 
Tim Hankinson 

Soccer Coach 
Tommy Darrah 

Director of Men's Intramurals 


John B. Knott, III 

Dean of Administration 
Betty Amerson 

John W. Ferry 

Director of Data Processing 
Linda Bucki 

Director of Personnel 
Nancy C. Specht 

Accounts Payable and Payroll 

Kristy Stevens 

Accounts Receivable Clerk 
Adrina Richard 

Bookstore Manager 
B. C. Payne 

Superintendent of Buildings and 

Cleo Ficklin 


Betty Scott 
Secretary to the Dean 


Carl V. Hodges 
Dean of Continuing Education 

Marlene Howard 
Associate Dean of Continuing 

Gary B. Roberts 
Assistant Dean of Continuing Edu- 

Pat Elsey 


John E. Mays 

Director of Development 
William M. Wolpin 

Director of Alumni Affairs and 

Public Information 
Julie B. Rummel 

Administrative Assistant for Devel- 
Polly Perry 

Secretary to the Director of Alumni 



John A. Thames 

Dean of Students 
Lewis F. Gordon, Jr. 

Director of Counseling and Career 

Marshall R. Nason 

Director of Student Center 
Mallory Barnes 

Director of Men's Housing 
Fostine Womble 

Director of Women's Housing 
William G. Erickson, M.D. 

University Physician 
Patsy Bradley 

University Nurse 
Connie Abraham 

Secretary to the Dean 


Board of Trustees 


Stephen J. Schmidt 

Henry B. Green 
Vice Chairman 

Creighton I. Perry 

Marshall A. Asher, 


Mitchell C. Bishop '25 

Former Vice President and Gen- 
eral Manager, 

Tri-State Tractor Company 

Thomas L. Camp '25 
Chief judge, 
State Court of Fulton County 

J. Clyde Loftis '22 
Retired President, 
Kraft Foods 

Louis A. Montag 
Montag & Caldwell 

Eugene W. O'Brien 
Consulting Engineer 

William C. Perkins '29 
Atlanta Brush Company 

Roy D. Warren 


Joseph S. Alexander '60 

Joe Alexander Builders, Columbus, 

Marshall A. Asher, Jr. '41 
Assistant Territorial Controller, 
Sears, Roebuck & Company 

Mary Bishop Asher '43 
Teacher-Tenth Grade Adviser, 
The Westminster Schools 

Howard G. Axelberg '40 
Chief Executive Officer and Chair- 
man of Executive Committee, 
Liller, Neal, Weltin, Inc. 

Alonzo A. Crim 
Atlanta Public Schools 

John W. Crouch '29 
Certified Public Accountant 

Virginia O'Kelley Dempsey '27 
Tampa, Fla. 

Paul L. Dillingham 
Vice President, Community Affairs 
and Corporate Contributions, 
The Coca-Cola Company 

Earl Dolive 
Vice Chairman of the Board, 
Genuine Parts Company 

Elmo I. Ellis 
Vice President and General 
WSB Radio Station 

William A. Emerson 
Southeast Regional Director, 
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & 

Alice Bragg Geiger '42 
Peachtree High School 

Charles B. Ginden 
Peachtree Bank 


George E. Goodwin 
Manning, Selvage & Lee/Atlanta 

Henry B. Green 
Cheves-Green Enterprises 

Jesse S. Hall 

Executive Vice President-Trust 
Trust Company Bank 

C. Edward Hansell 

Hansell, Post, Brandon & Dorsey, 

Haines H. Hargrett 
Chairman of the Board and Chief 
Executive Officer, 
Fulton Federal Savings & Loan 

George L. Harris, Jr. 
Senior Vice President-Trust, 
The Citizens & Southern National 

James H. Hinson, Jr. '49 
DeKalb County Schools 

Arthur Howell 
Senior Partner, 
Jones, Bird & Howell, Attorneys 

E. Pendleton Jones '61 
Director of Activities, 
Boy Scouts of America, Atlanta 
Area Council, Inc. 

The Reverend Fitzhugh M. Legerton 
Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church 

Edward D. Lord 

Vice President-Croup, 

Life Insurance Company of 


Stephen C. May, Jr., M.D. '49 
Kennesaw, Ga. 

James P. McLain 
McLain & Merritt, P.C. 

Manning M. Pattillo, Jr. 
Oglethorpe University 

Creighton I. Perry '37 
Perma-Ad-ldeas of Atlanta, Inc. 

Garland F. Pinholster 
Matthews Supermarkets 

Mack A. Rikard '37 

Allied Products Company 
Alabaster, Ala. 

Stephen J. Schmidt '40 
Dixie Seal & Stamp Company 

Russell P. Shomler 
Retired Partner, 
Deloitte, Haskings & Sells 

Kenneth R. Steele '49 
Vice President-Economist, 
United Carolina Bancshares, Inc. 
Monroe, N.C. 

Charles L. Towers 
Retired Vice President, 
Shell Oil Company 

John L. Turoff 
Brookins & Turoff, Attorneys 

Murray D. Wood 
Ernst & Whinney 


Board of Visitors 


Talmage L. Dryman 

Francis J. Heazel, Jr. 

Vice Chairman 

Dwight S. Bayley 


Charles W. Bastedo 
Executive Vice President, 
Atlantic Steel Company 

Sid M. Barbanel '60 
Executive Vice President-Sales, 
Intermedics, Inc. 
West Columbia, Texas 

The Reverend Dwight S. Bayley '61 
Associate Minister, 
Peachtree Presbyterian Church 

Belle Turner Bennett '61 

Paula Lawton Bevington 
Junior League of Atlanta 

George C. Blount 
Blount Construction Company 

The Reverend W. Kendrick Borden 


Bethesda Presbyterian Church 

Camden, S.C. 

Hiram E. Camp, Jr. 
Vice President and Trust Officer, 
Fulton National Bank 

Gilbert R. Campbell, Jr. 
Executive Vice President, 
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce 

Miriam Harland Conant 

Rodney M. Cook, C.L.U. 
Senior Sales Consultant, 
Guardian Life Insurance Company 
of America 

Robert B. Currey '66 
Storehouse, Inc. 

John L. Dixon 71 

Manager-Atlanta Office, 
Hudson & Marshall, Inc. 

Herbert E. Drake, Jr. 
Drake & Funsten, Inc. 

Talmage L. Dryman 
The Talmage Dryman Company 

Samuel G. Friedman, Jr. 
AFCO Realty Associates, Inc. 

Lu Thomasson Garrett '52 


Edward S. Grenwald 

Hansell, Post, Brandon & Dorseys, 

Francis J. Heazel, Jr. 
Chairman of the Board, 
Atlantic Realty Company, Inc. 

Samuel M. Hirsch, Jr. '50 
Special Products Manager, 
Apex Supply Company 

Lee N. Lindeman 

Southern Belting & Transmission 

M. David Merritt 
McLain & Merritt, P.C. 


John O. Mitchell 
Mitchell Motors, Inc. 

John T. Morris 
Coopers & Lybrand 

Mrs. Richard H. Pretz 
Vice President, 
York Furs at Regenstein's 

Walter B. Russell, Jr. 

DeKalb County Board of 

Robert P. Sakers 
Vice President of Customer 

International Business Machines 

Eric M. Scharff '63 
Mr. E., Ltd. 

O. K. Sheffield, Jr. 
Vice President, 
Fulton National Bank 

C. Trippe Slade 

Retired Vice President-Trust, 
The First National Bank of Atlanta 

Lee Robert Smith 
Lee Robert Smith Advertising 

M. M. Smith '28 
Vice President-Insurance Division 
and Consultant, 
Cottee & Company 


The Faculty 

(Year of appointment in parentheses) 

Daniel K. Anglin (1979) 
Instructor of Business 

B.A., Oglethorpe University; J.D., 
Emory University School of Law 

Leo Bilancio (1959) 
Professor of History 
A.B., Knox College; M.A., 
University of North Carolina 

James Arthur Bohart (1972) 
Assistant Professor of Music 
B.S., M.M., Northern Illinois 

William L. Brightman (1975) 
Assistant Professor of English 
A.B., Ph.D., University of 

Thomas W. Chandler (1961) 
Associate Professor and Librarian 
B.A., M.Ln., Emory University 

Barbara R. Clark (1971) 
Associate Professor of English 
B.A., Georgia State University; 
M.A., University of Kansas; 
M.P.A., Georgia State University; 
Ph.D., University of Georgia 

Robert |. Fusillo (1966) 
Associate Professor of English 
A.B., M.S., Fort Hays Kansas State 
College; Ph.D., The Shakespeare 
Institute (Stratford-upon-Avon), 
University of Birmingham (En- 

Roy N. Goslin (1946) 
Professor of Physics and 

A.B., Nebraska Wesleyan 
University; M.A., University of 
Wyoming; Sc.D., Oglethorpe 

Charlton H. Jones (1974) 
Associate Professor of Business 

B.S., University of Illinois; M.B.A., 
Ph.D., University of Michigan 

J. B. Key (1965) 
Professor of History 
A.B., Birmingham-Southern 

College; M.A., Vanderbilt 
University; Ph.D., The Johns 
Hopkins University 

John B. Knott III (1971) 
Associate Professor of Philosophy 
A.B., University of North Carolina; 
M.Div., Duke University; Ph.D., 
Emory University 

Triska H. Loftin (1975) 
Lecturer in Art 

B.A., West Georgia College; M.A., 
University of Georgia 

Elgin F. MacConnell (1965) 
Associate Professor of Education 
A.B., Allegheny College; M.A., 
New York Unviersity 

James R. Miles (1950) 
Professor of Business 

A.B., B.S., University of Alabama; 
M.B.A., Ohio State University 

Robert Moffie (1979) 
Assistant Professor of Psychology 
B.A., University of California; 
M.A., University of Notre Dame; 
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame 

David K. Mosher (1972) 
Associate Professor of 

B.A., Harvard University; B.S.A.E., 
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of 


Philip J. Neujahr (1973) 
Associate Professor of Philosophy 
B.A., Stanford University; M.Phil., 
Ph.D., Yale University 

Ken Nishimura (1964) 
Fukaishi Professor of Philosophy 
A.B., Pasadena College; B.D., 
Ashbury Theological Seminary; 
Ph.D., Emory University 

Philip F. Palmer (1964) 

Professor of Political Science 
A.B., M.A., University of New 

Manning M. Pattillo, Jr. (1975) 

B.A., University of the South; 
A.M., Ph.D., University of 
Chicago; L.L.D., Le Moyne 
College; LL.D., St John's 
University; L.H.D., University of 
Detroit; L.H.D., College of New 
Rochelle; L.H.D., Park College; 
Litt.D., St. Norbert College 

Spero Peppas (1978) 
Assistant Professor of Business 

B.B.A., Emory University; M.B.A., 
Georgia State University 

Daniel L. Schadler (1975) 
Associate Professor of Biology 
A.B., Thomas More College; M.S., 
Ph.D., Cornell University 

Johnna Shamp (1973) 
Associate Professor of 

B.A., Georgia State University; 
M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State 

Brian Sherman (1976) 
Assistant Professor of Sociology 
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., 
Ph.D., Harvard University 

William O. Shropshire 

Callaway Professor of Economics 
B.A., Washington and Lee 
University; Ph.D., Duke 


Ben Smith (1973) 
Lecturer in Art 

B.F.A., Atlanta School of Art; 
M.F.A., Tulane University 

John C. Stevens (1975) 
Associate Professor of Education 
A.B., University of Denver; M.Ed., 
Ed.D., University of Georgia 

William A. Strozier (1965) 
Instructor in Foreign Languages 
A.B., Emory University; M.A., 
University of Chicago 

T. Lavon Talley (1968) 
Professor of Education 
B.S., M.S., Ed.D., Auburn 

Linda J. Taylor (1975) 
Associate Professor of English 
A.B., Cornell University; Ph.D., 
Brown University 

John A. Thames (1977) 
Professor of Education 
B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., 
Columbia University; Ed.D., 
University of Southern California 

David N. Thomas (1967) 
Professor of History 
A.B., Coker College; M.A., Ph.D., 
University of North Carolina 

Louise M. Valine (1978) 
Associate Professor of Education 
B.S., University of Houston; 
M.Ed., University of Georgia; 
Ed.D., Auburn University 

Martha H. Vardeman (1966) 
Professor of Sociology 
B.S., M.S., Auburn University; 
Ph.D., University of Alabama 


George W. Waldner (1973) 
Associate Professor of Political 

A.B., Cornell University, M.A., 
Ph.D., Princeton University 

Victoria L. Weiss (1977) 
Assistant Professor of English 
B.A., St. Norbert College; M.A., 
Ph.D., Lehigh University 

Ann M. Wheeler (1979) 
Assistant Professor of Elementary 

B.S., University of Nebraska; M.S., 
Ph.D., Florida State University 

George F. Wheeler (1953) 
Professor of Physics 
A.B., Ohio State University; M.A., 
California Institute of Technology 

Monte W. Wolf (1978) 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
B.S., University of California; 
Ph.D., University of Southern 

Frank O. Wyse (1979) 
Associate Professor of 

A.B., Harvard University; A.M., 
Princeton University; Ph.D., 
Oregon State University 

Phillip P. Zinsmeister (1973) 
Associate Professor of Biology 
B.S., Wittenberg University; M.S., 
Ph.D., University of Illinois 

INDEX/ 107 


Academic Regulation 38 

Access to Records 40 

Accreditation 1 

Administration 98 

Advanced Placement 

Program 17 

Application for Admission 16 

Application Procedure 19 

Athletics 33 

Board of Visitors 102 

Buildings and Grounds 13 

Calendar 5 

Career Development 34 

Class Attendance 38 

CLEP 16 

Continuing Education 41 

Core Program 42 

Course Descriptions 

Accounting 84 

Art 51 

Biology 62 

Business Administration 81 

Chemistry 64 

Economics 82 

Education, early childhood . . .72 
Education, middle grades ... .72 

Education, graduate 88 

Education, secondary 72 

Engineering 44 

English 48 

Foreign Language 52 

General Science 70 

General Studies 45 

History 57 

Mathematics 66 

Medical Technology 65 

Metro Life Studies 47 

Music 51 

Philosophy 53 

Physics 68 

Political Studies 59 

Post-Nursing 46 

Pre-Law 59 

Pre-Medicine 45 

Pre-Nursing 45 

Psychology 77 

Social Work 79 

Sociology 78 

Counseling 34 

Credit by Examination 16 

Curriculum, Organization 42 

Dean's List 40 

Degrees 39 

Degrees With Honors 40 

Drop/Add 29 

Education in the 

English Tradition 8 

ELS Language Center 18 

Evening School Fees 28 

Expenses 27 

Extra-Curricular Activities 32 

Faculty 104 

Faith Hall 15 

Fees and Costs 27 

Field House 15 

Financial Assistance 20 

Fraternities and Sororities 33 

Goodman Hall 14 

Goslin Hall 14 

Grades 38 

Graduate Studies in Education . .89 

Graduation Requirements 38 

Health Service 35 

Hearst Hall 14 

History of Oglethorpe 10 

Honors 35 

Housing 35 

International Students 18 

Library (Lowry Hall) 13 

Lupton Hall 13 

Men's Residence Halls 14 

Minimum Academic Average . . .38 

Non-Traditional Students 18 

Normal Academic Load 40 

"O" Book 35 

Orientation 31 

Part-Time Fees 28 

Probation & Dismissal 39 

Purpose 6 

Refunds 29 

Semester System 41 

Special Students 17 


Student Activities 32 Transfer Students 17 

Student Government 32 Transient Students 17 

Student Organizations 32 Trustees 100 

Student Responsibility 31 University Center 13 

Summer School Fees 28 Visitors 1 

Traer Hall 14 Withdrawal 29 

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